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Quotes By John F. Kennedy


Famous Quotes & Quotations By 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 Quotes - Category: Military.

Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Conformity.

For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Giving.

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Technology.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Politics, Society.

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Computers.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Cynicism, Teachers.

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Military, War.

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly as necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Blame.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Revolution.

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Thinking.

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: War.

We are confronted primarily with a moral issue… whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: America, Civil Rights.

We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes, 1961 - Category: Sport.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: America, Censorship.

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes - Category: Blame.

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes, Address, 12 April 1959 - Category: Inspiration, Opportunity.

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