John F. Kennedy Quotes

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.

John F. Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.

John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

Our treatment of Indians . . . still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace.

John F. Kennedy

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

John F. Kennedy

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them

John F. Kennedy

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

There is too little public recognition of how much we all depend upon farmers as stewards of our soil, water and wildlife resources.

John F. Kennedy

The Supreme Reality of Our Time is...the Vulnerability of our Planet

John F. Kennedy

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John F. Kennedy

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

John F. Kennedy

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

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

John F. Kennedy

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

John F. Kennedy

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy
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