Quotes by John F. Kennedy

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

  • “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
  • “The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”
    by John F. Kennedy
  • “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”
    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
  • “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 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

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