John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes


If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.
World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor - it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
A committee is twelve men doing the work of one.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
If men and women are in chains, anywhere in the world, the freedom is endangered everywhere.
Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.
Law alone cannot make men see right.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
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.

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