John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.

Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

The greatest enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--delierate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth persistent, peruasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.

The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.

Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

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.

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

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