John F. Kennedy Quotes

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John F. Kennedy quotes: Wherever there is smoke there is a good smoke machine. Wherever there is smoke there is a good smoke machine.
John F. Kennedy quotes: We support the security of both Israel and her neighbors. We support the security of both Israel and her neighbors.
John F. Kennedy quotes: History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. History will never accept difficulties as an excuse.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen. Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen.
John F. Kennedy quotes: The best road to progress is freedom's road. The best road to progress is freedom's road.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Arms alone are not enough to keep the peace. It must be kept by men. Arms alone are not enough to keep the peace. It must be kept by men.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future. Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.
John F. Kennedy quotes: We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves. We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.
John F. Kennedy quotes: I'm shadowboxing in a match the shadow is always going to win. (as a young man battling his deceased brother's heroic legacy) I'm shadowboxing in a match the shadow is always going to win. (as a young man battling his deceased brother's heroic legacy)
John F. Kennedy quotes: Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
John F. Kennedy quotes: A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow. A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Life's not fair but not always to your disadvantage. Life's not fair but not always to your disadvantage.
John F. Kennedy quotes: A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war. A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man. Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find.[Quoted by Theodore Sorensen in 'Kennedy'] Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find.
[Quoted by Theodore Sorensen in 'Kennedy']
John F. Kennedy quotes: If (my grandfather) hadn't left, I'd be working over here at the Albatross Company. If (my grandfather) hadn't left, I'd be working over here at the Albatross Company.
John F. Kennedy quotes: When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were. When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
John F. Kennedy quotes: I'm an idealist without illusions. I'm an idealist without illusions.
John F. Kennedy quotes: The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmounious proportions to produce a creative intelligence. The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmounious proportions to produce a creative intelligence.
John F. Kennedy quotes: The only significance of analyzing the past is that it does give us some key to the future. The only significance of analyzing the past is that it does give us some key to the future.
John F. Kennedy quotes: But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss, let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone. But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss, let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone.
John F. Kennedy quotes: The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet. The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard. Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.
John F. Kennedy quotes: To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals. To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can. Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us. Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security. Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
John F. Kennedy quotes: I suppose if you could have only one thing, it would be that-energy. Without it, you haven't got a thing. I suppose if you could have only one thing, it would be that-energy. Without it, you haven't got a thing.
John F. Kennedy quotes: The best way to progress is the path of freedom. The best way to progress is the path of freedom.
John F. Kennedy quotes: In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics. In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
John F. Kennedy quotes: What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart? What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart?
John F. Kennedy quotes: I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it. I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.
John F. Kennedy quotes: A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn." I want to deny that! A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn." I want to deny that!
John F. Kennedy quotes: Only three things are real: God, human folly, and laughter. Since we can do nothing with the first two, we must do what we can with the third. Only three things are real: God, human folly, and laughter. Since we can do nothing with the first two, we must do what we can with the third.
John F. Kennedy quotes: If men and women are in chains anywhere in the world, then freedom is endangered everywhere. If men and women are in chains anywhere in the world, then freedom is endangered everywhere.
John F. Kennedy quotes: We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Partnership is not a posture but a process-a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks. 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 quotes: Freedom is being allowed to think your own thoughts and live your own life. Freedom is being allowed to think your own thoughts and live your own life.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life. Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Lofty words cannot construct an alliance or maintain it; only concrete deeds can do that. Lofty words cannot construct an alliance or maintain it; only concrete deeds can do that.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it. Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Here on earth, God's work must surely be our own. Here on earth, God's work must surely be our own.
John F. Kennedy quotes: I'm an idealist without illusions.[Ca. 1953, attributed to John F. Kennedy by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in 'A Thousand Days' I'm an idealist without illusions.
[Ca. 1953, attributed to John F. Kennedy by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in 'A Thousand Days'
John F. Kennedy quotes: Unless liberty flourishes in all lands, it cannot flourish in one. Unless liberty flourishes in all lands, it cannot flourish in one.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain. Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
John F. Kennedy quotes: We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them. We believe that when men reach beyond this planet, they should leave their national differences behind them.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable.
John F. Kennedy quotes: If you face a man's job, find a woman! If you face a man's job, find a woman!
John F. Kennedy quotes: Change is the law of life. Change is the law of life.
John F. Kennedy quotes: It's only when they join together in a forward movement that this country moves ahead ... It's only when they join together in a forward movement that this country moves ahead ...
John F. Kennedy quotes: We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it. We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.[Undelivered remarks for Dallas Trade Mart, November 22 1963] Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
[Undelivered remarks for Dallas Trade Mart, November 22 1963]
John F. Kennedy quotes: The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Life in freedom is not easy, and democracy is not perfect. Life in freedom is not easy, and democracy is not perfect.
John F. Kennedy quotes: In America there must be only citizens, not divided by grade, first and second, but citizens, east, west, north, and south. In America there must be only citizens, not divided by grade, first and second, but citizens, east, west, north, and south.
John F. Kennedy quotes: A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation, and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory. A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation, and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory.
John F. Kennedy quotes: There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow. There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow.
John F. Kennedy quotes: I do not belive that Washington should do for the people wha they can do for themselves through local and private effort. I do not belive that Washington should do for the people wha they can do for themselves through local and private effort.
John F. Kennedy quotes: We have come too far, we have sacrificed too much, to disdain future now. We have come too far, we have sacrificed too much, to disdain future now.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Libraries should be open to all - except the censor.[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960] Libraries should be open to all - except the censor.
[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]
John F. Kennedy quotes: Someone always needs rescuing, yet there's only one person who ever seems to understand you. It's a lot like being Lassie. Someone always needs rescuing, yet there's only one person who ever seems to understand you. It's a lot like being Lassie.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Civility is not a sign of weakness. Civility is not a sign of weakness.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Peace is a process - a way of solving problems. Peace is a process - a way of solving problems.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Will Rogers once said it is not the original investment in a Congressman that counts; it is the upkeep. Will Rogers once said it is not the original investment in a Congressman that counts; it is the upkeep.
John F. Kennedy quotes: Every dollar released from taxation, that is spent or invested, will create a new job and a new salary. Every dollar released from taxation, that is spent or invested, will create a new job and a new salary.
John F. Kennedy quotes: When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working. When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.