Quotes by John F. Kennedy

Quotes by John F. Kennedy (35th President of US (1917 – 1963))

  • “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.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes… can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president’s.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”
    by John F. Kennedy

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