George Bernard Shaw

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In 1968, the young senator delivered the eulogy at the funeral of his slain brother. He concluded with a favorite quote of Bobby's, by George Bernard Shaw: "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I see dream things that never were and say 'Why not?' "