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John F. Kennedy Quotes


35th President of the United States. He was the youngest man and first Roman Catholic ever elected to that job.
(1917 - 1963)

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A child miseducated is a child lost.
 

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
 

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
 

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
 

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
 

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.
 

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"
 

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
 

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.
[America]
 

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
[Patriotism]
 

Anyone who is honestly seeking a job and can't find it, deserves the attention of the United States government, and the people.
[Work]
 

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
 

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
[Change]
 

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
[Family]
 

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
 

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
 

Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
 

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
 

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.
 

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
 


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