John F Kennedy Quotes & Wallpapers

John F Kennedy
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While we cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first, we can guarantee that any failure to make this effort will make us last. John F Kennedy

If we are to go only halfway or reduce our sights in the face of difficulty... it would be better to not go at all. John F Kennedy

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. John F Kennedy

Before my term has ended, we shall have to test anew whether a nation organized and governed such as ours can endure. The outcome is by no means certain. John F Kennedy

I do not think it altogether inappropriate to introduce myself to this audience. I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it. John F Kennedy

[On being asked 'How did you become a war hero?':] It was involuntary. They sank my boat. John F Kennedy

If men and women are in chains, anywhere in the world, then freedom is endangered everywhere. John F Kennedy

Some of my colleagues who are criticized today for lack of forthright principles - or who are looked upon with scorn as compromising politicians'-are simply engaged in the fine art of conciliating, balancing and interpreting the forces and factions of public opinion, an art essential to keeping our nation united and enabling our Government to function. John F Kennedy

Great crises produce great men and great deeds of courage. John F Kennedy

I do not believe that Washington should do for the people what they can do for themselves through local and private effort. John F Kennedy

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: I served in the United States Navy. John F Kennedy

Today our concern must be with that future. For the world is changing. John F Kennedy

We will at all times be ready to talk, if talk will help. But we must also be ready to resist with force, if force is used upon us. Either alone would fail. Together, they can serve the cause of freedom and peace. John F Kennedy

I can't see that it's wrong to give him a little legal experience before he goes out to practice law. John F Kennedy

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived and dishonest-but the myth-persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. John F Kennedy

Libraries should be open to all - except the censor. John F Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. John F Kennedy

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F Kennedy

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

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. John F Kennedy

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. John F Kennedy

But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because freedom is incomplete." (John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963, American University speech) John F Kennedy

Ask not what your community can do for you; ask what your community can not do for anyone else. John F Kennedy

A child miseducated is a child lost. John F Kennedy

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. John F Kennedy

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. John F Kennedy

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. John F Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F Kennedy

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

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. John F Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. John F Kennedy

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still. John F Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. John F Kennedy

A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all. John F Kennedy

First, what does truth require? It requires us to face the facts as they are, not to involve ourselves in self-deception; to refuse to think merely in slogans. If we are to work for the future of the city, let us deal with the realities as they actually are, not as they might have been, and not as we wish they were. [...] The truth doesn't die. John F Kennedy

Our Constitution wisely assigns both joint and separate roles to each branch of the government; and a President and a Congress who hold each other in mutual respect will neither permit nor attempt any trespass. John F Kennedy

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute - where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote - where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference - and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. John F Kennedy

The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people - faith that the people will not simply elect men who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but will also elect men who will exercise their conscientious judgment - faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honor, and ultimately recognize right. John F Kennedy

First I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon. John F Kennedy

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country John F Kennedy

The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free. John F Kennedy

The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. John F Kennedy

We live in a hemisphere whose own revolution has given birth to the most powerful force of the modern age; the search for freedom and self fulfillment of man. John F Kennedy

With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking his blessing and his help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own. John F Kennedy

For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed. John F Kennedy

A medical revolution has extended the life of our elder citizens without providing the dignity and security those later years deserve. John F Kennedy

There has also been a change-a slippage-in our intellectual and moral strength. Seven lean years of drouth and famine have withered a field of ideas. John F Kennedy

In the dark days and darker nights when England stood alone-and most men save Englishmen despaired of England's life-he [Churchill] mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. John F Kennedy

Football today is far too much a sport for the few who can play it well; the rest of us, and too many of our children, get out exercise from climbing up the seats in stadiums, or from walking across the room to turn on our television sets. John F Kennedy

The earth, the sea and air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation. John F Kennedy

Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard. John F Kennedy

Lets talk to one another instead of about one another. John F Kennedy

Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder John F Kennedy

Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want. John F Kennedy

Libraries should be open to all - except the censor. [Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960] John F Kennedy

Freedom is not merely a word or an abstract theory, but the most effective instrument for advancing the welfare of man. John F Kennedy

We must seek, above all, a world of peace; a world in which peoples dwell together in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard. John F Kennedy

I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events. John F Kennedy

I believe in an America that is on the march - an America respected by all nations, friends and foes alike - an America that is moving, doing, working, trying - a strong America in a world of peace. That peace must be based on world law and world order, on the mutual respect of all nations for the rights and powers of others and on a world economy in which no nation lacks the ability to provide a decent standard of living for all of its people. John F Kennedy

Struggle for freedom. Where people are denied the right of choice, recourse to such struggle is the only means of achieving their liberties. John F Kennedy

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

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. John F Kennedy

I know few significant questions of public policy which can safely be confided to computers. In the end, the hard decisions inescapably involve imponderables of intuition, prudence, and judgment. John F Kennedy

Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable, that mankind is doomed, that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. Our problems are manmade; therefore they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as be wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F Kennedy

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. John F Kennedy

I do not say that all men are equal in their ability, character and motivation. I do say that every American should be given a fair chance to develop all the talents they may have. John F Kennedy

The voters selected us, in short, because they had confidence in our judgement and our ability to exercise that judgement from a position where we could determine what were their own best interest, as a part of the nation's interest. John F Kennedy

This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet Military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere. John F Kennedy

An across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes ... to expand the incentives and opportunities of private expenditures. John F Kennedy

Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. John F Kennedy



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