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John F. Kennedy Quotes

Kennedy Quotes

John F. Kennedy quotes: President number 35, here are JFK’s most historical, most helpful quotes.

“Just because we cannot see clearly to the end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey.”

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

“According to the ancient Chinese proverb: ‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.'”

“Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it.”

“We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.”

“The most ideal approach to advance is the way of opportunity.”

“Each success brings with it the potential of failure and each failure brings with it the potential of success.”

“Never let your fears hold you back from pursuing your hopes.”

“Be aware of danger – but recognize the opportunity.”

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

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

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

“We celebrate the past to awaken the future.”

“Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.”

“History is a relentless master.  It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.  To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

“There are risks and costs to action.  But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.”

“Don’t ask, ‘Why?’ ask instead, ‘Why not?'”

“The human mind is our fundamental resource.”

“Things do not happen.  Things are made to happen.”

“Failure has no friends.”

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”

“We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.”

“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.”

“If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself.  If we are weak, words will be of no help.”

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

“The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.”

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

“We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

“Let us never negotiate out of fear.  But let us never fear to negotiate.”

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters.  One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.  We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?'”

“Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.”

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.  Ideas have endurance without death.”

“Persons are judged to be great because of the positive qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults.”

“For of those to whom much is given, much is required.”

“Don’t pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.”

“Compromise does not mean cowardice.”

“There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow.”

“To further the appreciation of culture among all the people, to increase respect for the creative individual, to widen participation by all the processes and fulfillment of art – this is one of the fascinating challenges of these days.”

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs.  Rather, it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”

“So let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.”

“Neither smiles nor frowns, neither good intentions nor harsh words, are a substitute for strength.”

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

“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.”

“There is, in addition to a courage with which men die, a courage by which men must live.”

“Since the time of the ancient Greeks, we have felt that there was a close relationship between a strong, vital mind and physical fitness.”

“Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”

“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.”

“We stand for freedom.  That is our conviction for us; that is our only commitment to others.”

“The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the nation’s greatness.  But the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.”

“My call is not to those who believe they belong to the past.  My call is to those who believe in the future.”

“The American, by nature, is optimistic.  He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.”

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

“There are only two realities in life: death and laughter.  We can do nothing to change the former, so we might as well do all we can to save the latter.”

“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.”

“Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can.”

“The pay is good and I can walk to work.”

“In a time of turbulence and change, it is more true than ever that knowledge is power.”

“I was born an American, I live like an American, I will die an American.”

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”

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