John F. Kennedy Quotes


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Killed by an assassin's bullet just a thousand days into office, President John F. Kennedy was the country's youngest elected president. Born in Massachusetts, Kennedy became a war hero when his PT boat, PT-109 was rammed. Even with grave injuries, he led survivors to safety. While recuperating from an operation, he wrote "Profiles in Courage", which won him the Pulitzer. His call to actio…

Date of Birth: May 29, 1917
Date of Death: November 22, 1963


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"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." John F. Kennedy
As quoted in Talent Is Never Enough Workbook (2007) pg. 59 Add Category or Author

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"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." John F. Kennedy
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"Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961) The lines preceding the quote read, "In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility — I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans..." Add Category or Author

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"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find." John F. Kennedy
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"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." John F. Kennedy
As quoted in Congressional Record, V. 152, Pt. 17, (2010) pg. 593 Add Category or Author

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"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us" John F. Kennedy
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"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." John F. Kennedy
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"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others." John F. Kennedy
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Belief    Commitment   

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"We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient; that we are only 6 percent of the world's population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity; and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem." John F. Kennedy
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"All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents" John F. Kennedy
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"All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents." John F. Kennedy
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"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder." John F. Kennedy
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"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
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"Neither the United States of America nor the world community of nations can toleratedeliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation large or small. We nolonger live in a world where the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge toa nation's security to constitute maximum peril." John F. Kennedy
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"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." John F. Kennedy
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"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man" John F. Kennedy
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"The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable."" John F. Kennedy
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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy
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"I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy - "Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."" John F. Kennedy
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"Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House." John F. Kennedy
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"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." John F. Kennedy
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