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
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
    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
  • “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
  • “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”
    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
  • “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.”
    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
  • “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
  • “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”
    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
  • “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
  • “I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.”
    by John F. Kennedy

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