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    john f. kennedy Quotes

    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.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: past  facts  leader  courage  quality 
     
    The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time 
     
    Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: criticism 
     
    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
    Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: past  world  conscience 
     
    I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
    — John F. Kennedy
    All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: emotion  master  giving  victim 
     
    We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: ocean 
     
    The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: ignorance 
     
    Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: victory  father 
     
    Arms alone are not enough to keep the peace. It must be kept by men.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  peace  alone 
     
    Life in freedom is not easy, and democracy is not perfect.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: freedom  democracy 
     
    We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: challenge  energy  moon  goal 
     
    If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Remember that our nation's first great leaders were also our first great scholars.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: leader 
     
    The problems with this world cannot possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need people who can dream of things that never were.
    — John F. Kennedy
    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
    tags: men  live  pride 
     
    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
    There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: people  world 
     
    Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: right  politics 
     
    It is our task in our time and in our generation, to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: beauty  time  wealth 
     
    The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish ... where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I think it is appropriate that we pay tribute to this great constitutional principle which is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution: the principle of religious independence, of religious liberty, of religious freedom.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Each success brings with it the potential of failureand each failure brings with it the potential of success.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I have a nice home, the office is close by, and the pay is good.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Only in winter can you tell which trees are truly green. Only when the winds of adversity blow can you tell whether an individual or a country has steadfastness.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: adversity  winter 
     
    Members of the Congress, the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. We are all trustees for the American people, custodians of the American heritage. It is my task to report the State of the Union-to improve it is the task of us all.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Don't ask 'Why', ask instead, 'Why not'.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I will splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.
    — John F. Kennedy
    The only unchangable certainty in life is that nothing is unchangable or certain.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I believe the American people are more concerned with a man's views and abilities than with the church to which he belongs. I believe the founding fathers meant it when they provided in Article VI of the Constitution that there should be no religious test for public office. And I believe that the American people mean to adhere to those principles today.
    — John F. Kennedy
    My call is not to those who believe they belong to the past. My call is to those who believe in the future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  past  believe 
     
    Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time  loss  suffering  human  dignity 
     
    The United States of America has no intention of finishing second in space. This effort is expensive-but it pays its way for freedom and for America.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: freedom  space  america 
     
    The Jewish people, ever since David slew Goliath, have never considered youth as a barrier to leadership.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: people  youth  leadership 
     
    A rising tide (in the economy) lifts all boats.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
    — John F. Kennedy
    As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. Together we have been partners in adversitylet us also be partners in prosperity.
    — John F. Kennedy
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