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    john f. kennedy Quotes

    We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: power  world  mankind 
     
    War and hunger and ignorance and despair know no religious barriers.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: children  child  care  mind 
     
    A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: revolution 
     
    Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: pleasure 
     
    Failure has no friends.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: failure  friends 
     
    We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: fear  hope 
     
    Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: children  future  world  child  hope 
     
    We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  darkness 
     
    So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: attention 
     
    No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: dying  fighting  battle  america  race 
     
    Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
    — John F. Kennedy
    The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
    — John F. Kennedy
    It is not our wealth that built our roads, but it is our roads that built our wealth.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: wealth 
     
    Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: american 
     
    Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.
    — John F. Kennedy
    We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  faith 
     
    Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: peace  problem  water 
     
    A boy spends his time finding a girl to sleep with. A real man spends his time looking for the one worth waking up to.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time  men  sleep  girls  real  boys  worth 
     
    The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people - faith that the people will not simply elect men who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but will also elect men who will exercise their conscientious judgment - faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honor, and ultimately recognize right.
    — John F. Kennedy
    We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time  people  live 
     
    The world was not meant to be a prison in which man awaits his execution.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  world  prison 
     
    Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: loyalty 
     
    I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: scientist  sorry 
     
    Neither smiles nor frowns, neither good intentions nor harsh words, are a substitute for strength.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Peace is a process, a way of solving problems
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: peace  problem  process 
     
    A country is as strong, really, as its citizens. And I think that mental and physical health - mental and physical vigor - go hand in hand.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: health  mental  strong 
     
    The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: tragedy  courage 
     
    Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: mankind  war 
     
    Struggle for freedom. Where people are denied the right of choice, recourse to such struggle is the only means of achieving their liberties.
    — John F. Kennedy
    In serving his vision of the truth, the artist best serves his nation.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: truth  vision  artist 
     
    If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  strong  achieve  wise  reading  book  library  ideas 
     
    Whatever one's religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all its parts - including the First Amendment and the strict separation of church and state.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: church 
     
    Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Let us not be blind to our differences-but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  world  help  attention 
     
    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
    Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: religious  hope  american 
     
    The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: world  problem  military 
     
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