Secretary John Kerry host Eid Reception at State Department.

John Kerry quotes Muhammad Ali: Now, some may think that this sort of harmony is really not achievable – it sounds nice, but not achievable in this day and age. Let me remind you, all of you, of what – those of you if you are a skeptic – someone earlier mentioned Muhammad Ali, and I want to mention what the great Muhammad Ali had to say. He said this – very straightforward and about as meaningful as anything I’ve heard in the enterprises that I’m involved in – he said: Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power that they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.