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John F. Kennedy Quotes

(1917-1963), Thirty-fifth President of the USA

To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required, not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

Category: Aid And Assistance

Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated. this is not the case.

Category: America

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

Category: Arms Race

I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Category: Arts And Artists

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Category: Arts And Artists

In free society art is not a weapon. Artists are not engineers of the soul.

Category: Arts And Artists

You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way.

Category: Assassination

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

Category: Beginning

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.

Category: Certainty

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them.

Category: Challenges

Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.

Category: Change

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Category: Change

A child miseducated is a child lost.

Category: Children

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

Category: Cities And City Life

We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.

Category: Cities And City Life