Quotes by John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
    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
  • “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
  • “When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
    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
  • “My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
    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
  • “We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.”
    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
  • “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “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
  • “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
    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
  • “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
    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
  • “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 greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”
    by John F. Kennedy

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