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John F. Kennedy Quotes

John F. Kennedy  Quotes:

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. ”  – John F. Kennedy

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.  ”  – John F. Kennedy

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.  ”  – John F. Kennedy

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”  – John F. Kennedy

“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

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”  – John F. Kennedy

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”  – John F. Kennedy

“The human mind is our fundamental resource.”  – John F. Kennedy

“And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights—the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation—the right to breathe air as nature provided it—the right of future generations to a healthy existence?”  – John F. Kennedy

“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”  – John F. Kennedy

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”  – John F. Kennedy

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  – John F. Kennedy

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”  – John F. Kennedy

“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

“Mankind must put an end to war – or war will put an end to mankind.”  – John F. Kennedy

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”  – John F. Kennedy

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Our problems are manmade—therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”  – John F. Kennedy

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.”  – John F. Kennedy

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”  – John F. Kennedy

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask why not?”  – John F. Kennedy

“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

“For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives.”  – John F. Kennedy

“Partnership is not a posture but a process – a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks.”  – John F. Kennedy

“We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”  – John F. Kennedy

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For 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.”  – John F. Kennedy

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