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75 Famous Quotes by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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.

Politics / government Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Politics / government Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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. - Inaugural Address.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Diplomacy Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent ... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today.

Draft Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

Education Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.

Effort Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation; it is to shape real events in a real world.

Foreign policy Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.

Freedom Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--I welcome it.

Freedom Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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.

Freedom Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence.

Future Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on.

Government Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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.

Liberty Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.

Party Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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I know my Republican friends were glad to see my wife feeding an elephant in India. She gave him sugar and nuts. But of course the elephant wasn't satisfied.

Party Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

Poetry Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House--with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

President Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The American presidency will demand more than ringing manifestos issued from the rear of the battle. It will demand that the President place himself in the very thick of the fight; that he care passionately about the fate of the people he leads ...

President Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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It is in the American tradition to stand up for one's rights--even if the new way to stand up for one's rights is to sit down.

Rights Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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.

Spirit Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--diliberate, contrived, and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.

Truth Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.

Vote Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.

Wealth Quotes, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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