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John F. Kennedy Quotes

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

The basis of effective government if public confidence.

Category: Government

True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.

Category: Happiness

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.

Category: Human Spirit

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

Category: Humankind

The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

Category: Knowledge

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.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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.

Category: Liberty

Life is unfair.

Category: Life And Living

There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life

Category: Life And Living

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.

Category: Life And Living

There is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press.

Category: Media

The human mind is our fundamental resource.

Category: Mind

A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality.

Category: Obstacles

Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.

Category: Opportunity

When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.

Category: Optimism