1917-1963, Thirty-fifth President of the USA
… ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy – [Patriotism]
A child miseducated is a child lost.
John F. Kennedy – [Children]
A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers — and this is the basis of all human morality.
John F. Kennedy – [Obstacles]
A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.
John F. Kennedy – [Tyranny]
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.
John F. Kennedy – [Draft]
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
John F. Kennedy – [Beginning]
As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I've given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I'll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness.
John F. Kennedy – [President]
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.
John F. Kennedy – [Peace]
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy – [Change]
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
John F. Kennedy – [Communism and Socialism]
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy – [Conformity]
Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
John F. Kennedy – [Politicians and Politics]
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
John F. Kennedy – [Economy and Economics]
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy – [Effort]
Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated. this is not the case.
John F. Kennedy – [America]
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
John F. Kennedy – [Crime and Criminals]
Failure has no friends.
John F. Kennedy – [Success]
For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
John F. Kennedy – [Giving]
For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
John F. Kennedy – [Courage]
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy – [Enemies]