Quotes by John F. Kennedy

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

  • “Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”
    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
  • “There are many people in the world who really don’t understand-or say they don’t-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!”
    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
  • “The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. 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.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”
    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
  • “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
    by 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.”
    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
  • “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
    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
  • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
    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
  • “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
    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

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