•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    john f. kennedy Quotes

    I also want to take cognizance of the fact that this flight was made out in the open with all the possibilities of failure, which would have been damaging to our country's prestige. Becausegreat risks were taken in that regard, it seems to me that we have some right to claim that this open society of ours which risked much, gained much.
    — John F. Kennedy
    One of the best ways to expand his horizon is through a regular reading program.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: reading 
     
    In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time  men  politics 
     
    Our responsibility is one of decision, for to govern is to choose.
    — John F. Kennedy
    The only significance of analyzing the past is that it does give us some key to the future.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: future  past  key 
     
    If you face a man's job, find a woman!
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: job 
     
    What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart?
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: world 
     
    Unless liberty flourishes in all lands, it cannot flourish in one.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: liberty 
     
    I'm 43 years old and I'm the healthiest candidate for the Presidency of the United States. You've travelled with me enough to know that I'm not going to die in office.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: die  year 
     
    Every president has taken comfort and courage when told...that the Lord "will be with thee. He will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Fear not-neither be thou dismayed."
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: fear  comfort  courage  fail 
     
    No man who enters upon the office to which I have succeeded can fail to recognize how every president of the United States has placed special reliance upon his faith in God.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  god  faith  fail 
     
    Foreign aid is a method by which the United States maintains a position of influence and control around the world
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: world  control  influence 
     
    [High income tax rates] not only check consumption but discourage investment and encourage...the avoidance of taxes [rather] than the production of goods.[...]Our present tax system...reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking.
    — John F. Kennedy
    You have, at the same time, placed your confidence in me, and in my ability to render a free, fair judgment-to uphold the Constitution and my oath of office-and to reject any kind of religious pressure or obligation that might directly or indirectly interfere with my conduct of the Presidency in the national interest.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Football today is far too much a sport for the few who can play it well; the rest of us, and too many of our children, get out exercise from climbing up the seats in stadiums, or from walking across the room to turn on our television sets.
    — John F. Kennedy
    We must live our lives in such a way that our children, and their children after them, will form a natural and lasting commitment to the vigorous life. Only in this way can we be assured that the spirit and strength of America will be constantly replenished..
    — John F. Kennedy
    If there is one path above all others to war, it is the path of weakness and disunity.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: weakness  war  path 
     
    Freedom is not merely a word or an abstract theory, but the most effective instrument for advancing the welfare of man.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  freedom 
     
    United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do-for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
    — John F. Kennedy
    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
    tags: people 
     
    I am flatly opposed to appointment of an ambassador to the Vatican. Whatever advantages it might have in Rome - and I'm not convinced of these - they would be more than offset by the divisive effect at home.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: advantage 
     
    Science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man's place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man's own nature.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Sailing has given me some of the most pleasant and exciting moments of my life. It also has taught me something of the courage, resourcefulness, and strength of men who sail the seas in ships.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: men  moment  courage  strength 
     
    There has also been a change-a slippage-in our intellectual and moral strength. Seven lean years of drouth and famine have withered a field of ideas.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: morals  strength  ideas  year 
     
    Will Rogers once said it is not the original investment in a Congressman that counts; it is the upkeep.
    — John F. Kennedy
    History will not judge our endeavors-and a government cannot be selected-merely on the basis of color or creed or even party affiliation. Neither will competence and loyalty and stature, while essential to the utmost, suffice in times such as these.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: time  loyalty  government 
     
    There is no sense in agreeing or desiring that the United States take an affirmative position in outer space, unless we are prepared to do the work and bear the burdens to make itsuccessful.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: work  space 
     
    Courage-judgment-integrity-dedication-these are the historic qualities of the Bay Colony and the Bay State....And these are the qualities which, with God's help, this son of Massachusetts hopes will characterize our government's conduct in the four stormy years that lie ahead.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: lies  help  god  government  historic  hope  son  quality  year 
     
    The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: leadership 
     
    Forbidden fruit tastes sweet, but its aftertaste is bitter.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: forbidden 
     
    The credit of success is claimed by all, while a disaster is attributed to one alone.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: alone  success 
     
    Abroad, the balance of power is shifting. There are new and more terrible weapons-new and uncertain nations-new pressures of population and deprivation.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: power  balance 
     
    I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high-to permit the customary passions of political debate.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I see little more important to the future of our country and our civilization than the full recognition of the place of the artist.
    — John F. Kennedy
    I can't see that it's wrong to give him a little legal experience before he goes out to practice law.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: experience  law  wrong 
     
    I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events.
    — John F. Kennedy
    Peaceful circulation has been interupted by barbed wire and concrete blocks. 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 choices and live their own lives.
    — John F. Kennedy
    When asked what I am most proud of, I stick out my chest, hold my head high and state proudly, 'I served in the United States Navy!'
    — John F. Kennedy
    I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment's guarantees of religious liberty ... Neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test - even by indirection.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: work  religious  liberty 
     
    We must abolish nuclear weapons, or they will abolish us.
    — John F. Kennedy
    tags: nuclear 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors