Former President of the United States John F. Kennedy Quotes & Sayings

Former President of the United States John F. Kennedy Quotes & Sayings

Find the ultimate quotes collection by John F. Kennedy who served as the 35th President of the United States.

 

  • “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – 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.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A child miseducated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – 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.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Ask not what your country can do for you… ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Children ate the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what, together, we can do for the freedom of man.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” – 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.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Failure has no friends.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we’d been saying they were.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor — it requires only that they live together with mutual tolerance, submitting their disputes to a just and peaceful settlement.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “We hold the view that the people make the best judgment in the long run.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “The human mind is our fundamental resource.” – 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.” – John F. Kennedy

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