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    john f. kennedy Quotes

    Sometimes it just amazes me how many people desperately want to protect my personal information.Ten thousand reflectionshide the true gem.Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
    — John F. Kennedy
    World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.
    — John F. Kennedy
    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
    tags: future  past  present  master 
     
    The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Easy money, sudden fortunes, increasingly powerful political machines and blatant corruption transformed much of the nation; and the Senate, as befits a democratic legislative body, accurately represented the nation.
    — John F. Kennedy
    This country was founded by men and women who were dedicated or came to be dedicated to two propositions; first, a strong religious conviction, and secondly a recognition that this conviction could flourish only under a system of freedom.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  women  freedom  strong  religious 
     
    While they came from a variety of religious backgrounds and held a wide variety of religious beliefs, each of our presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: belief  trust  god  religious 
     
    Our present tax system ... exerts too heavy a drag on growth ... It reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking ... The present tax load ... distorts economic judgments and channels an undue amount of energy into efforts to avoidtaxliabilities.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Our nation is founded on the principal that observance of the law is the eternal safeguard of liberty and defiance of the law is the surest road to tyranny.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: law  liberty 
     
    Most cities are nouns. New York's a verb.
    — John F. Kennedy
    A committee is twelve men doing the work of one.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  work 
     
    If (my grandfather) hadn't left, I'd be working over here at the Albatross Company.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: company 
     
    President Roosevelt and President Truman and President Eisenhower had the same experience, they all made the effort to get along with the Russians. But every time, finally it failed. And the reason it failed was because the Communists are determined to destroy us, and regardless of what hand of friendship we may hold out or what arguments we may put up, the only thing that will make that decisive difference is the strength of the United States.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Where nature makes natural allies of us all, we can demonstrate that beneficial relations are possible even with those with whom we most deeply disagree-and this must someday be the basis of world peace and world law.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: nature  peace  world  law 
     
    The deadly arms race, and the huge resources it absorbs, have too long overshadowed all else we must do. We must prevent that arms race from spreading to new nations, to new nuclear powers and to the reaches of outer space.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: power  space  nuclear  race 
     
    The best way to progress is the path of freedom.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: freedom  progress  path 
     
    I must say that though other days may not be so bright, as we look toward the future, that the brightest days will continue to be those we spent with you here in Ireland.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future 
     
    Bullfight critics row on row Fill the enormous Plaza de toros But only one is there who knows And he is the one who fights the bull.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: fight 
     
    Israel was not created in order to disappear. Israel will endure and flourish.
    — John F. Kennedy
    The most ideal approach to advance is the way of opportunity.
    — John F. Kennedy
    This is not the land of my birth, but it is the land for which I hold the greatest affection, and I certainly will come back in the springtime
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: birth 
     
    Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  past 
     
    The processes of growth are gradual, bearing fruit in a decade, not a day.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: growth  process 
     
    If my church attempted to influence me in a way which was improper or which affected adversely my responsibilities as a public servant sworn to uphold the Constitution, then I would reply to them that this was an improper action on their part. It was one to which I could not subscribe.
    — John F. Kennedy
    We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve.
    — John F. Kennedy
    The basis of self-government and freedom requires the development of character and self-restraint and perseverance and the long view. And these are qualities which require many years of training and education.
    — John F. Kennedy
    In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: right  giving 
     
    One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free. They are not yet freed from the bonds of injustice. They are not yet freed from social and economic oppression. And this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free.
    — John F. Kennedy
    All over the world, particularly in the newer nations, young men are coming to power-men who are not bound by the traditions of the past-men who are not blinded by the old fears and hates and rivalries- young men who can cast off the old slogans and delusions and suspicions.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: fear  men  world  young  hate 
     
    Let's not talk so much about vice. I'm against vice in all forms.
    — John F. Kennedy
    If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist, in economic, political, scientific, and all the other kinds of struggles, as well as the military, then the peril to freedom will continue to rise.
    — John F. Kennedy
    A technological revolution on the farm has led to an output explosion-but we have not yet learned to harness that explosion usefully, while protecting our farmers' right to full parity income
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: right  revolution 
     
    Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.
    — John F. Kennedy
    A medical revolution has extended the life of our elder citizens without providing the dignity and security those later years deserve.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: dignity  revolution  year 
     
    We must seek, above all, a world of peace; a world in which peoples dwell together in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: work  world  respect 
     
    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
    tags: process  year 
     
    Those [presidents] who were strongest intellectually were also strongest spiritually...
    — John F. Kennedy
    It is no contradiction - the most important single thing we can do to stimulate investment in today's economy is to raise consumption by major reduction ofindividualincometaxrates.
    — John F. Kennedy
    If we are to go only halfway or reduce our sights in the face of difficulty... it would be better to not go at all.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Nor problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: human  problem 
     
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