John F Kennedy Quotes (149 quotations)

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1. ...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. - John F Kennedy

2. A child miseducated is a child lost. - John F Kennedy

3. 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. - John F Kennedy

4. A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. - John F Kennedy

5. Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art. - John F Kennedy

6. 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!" - John F Kennedy

7. All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came. - John F Kennedy

8. All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F Kennedy

9. America has tossed its cap over the wall of space. - John F Kennedy

10. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. - John F Kennedy

11. Art, that great undogmatized church. - John F Kennedy

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

13. But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. - John F Kennedy

14. Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. - John F Kennedy

15. Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth. - John F Kennedy

16. Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House. - John F Kennedy

17. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - John F Kennedy

18. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal. - John F Kennedy

19. For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. - John F Kennedy

20. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. - John F Kennedy

21. Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. - John F Kennedy

22. Happiness: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - John F Kennedy

23. History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. - John F Kennedy

24. I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic. - John F Kennedy

25. I am reading it more and enjoying it less. - John F Kennedy

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