John F Kennedy Quotes & Wallpapers

John F Kennedy
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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. The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises - it is a set of challenges. John F Kennedy

The United States of America has no intention of finishing second in space. This effort is expensive-but it pays its way for freedom and for America. John F Kennedy

A journey to Thousand miles begins with one step John F Kennedy

Time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. John F Kennedy

Show me a man with a great golf game, and I'll show you a man who has been neglecting something. John F Kennedy

Wherever there is smoke there is a good smoke machine. John F Kennedy

The basis of self-government and freedom requires the development of character and self-restraint and perseverance and the long view. And these are qualities which require many years of training and education. John F Kennedy

I ask that you offer to the political arena, and to the critical problems of our society which are decided therein, the benefit of the talents which society has helped to develop in you. I ask you to decide, as Goethe put it, whether you will be an anvil - or a hammer. The question is whether you are to be a hammer - whether you are to give to the world in which you were reared and educated the broadest possible benefits of that education. John F Kennedy

I don't think that unless a greater effort is made by the Government to win popular support that the war can be won out there. In the final analysis, it is their war. They are the ones who have to win it or lose it. We can help them, we can give them equipment, we can send our men out there as advisers, but they have to win it, the people of Vietnam, against the Communists. John F Kennedy

I know there is a God-and I see a storm coming; if He has a place for me, I believe that I am ready. John F Kennedy

I never know when I press these whether I am going to blow up Massachusetts or start the project. John F Kennedy

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

The White House was designed by Hoban, a noted Irish-American architect, and I have no doubt that he believed by incorporating several features of the Dublin style he would make it more homelike for any President of Irish descent. It was a long wait, but I appreciate his efforts. John F Kennedy

The basis of effective government is public confidence. John F Kennedy

We must recognize that every nation determines its policies in terms of its own interests. John F Kennedy

Now, as never before, hundreds of millions of men and women-who had formerly believed that stoic resignation in the face of hunger and disease and darkness was the best one could could do-have come alive with a new sense that the means are at hand with which to make for themselves a better life. John F Kennedy

There is nothing, I think, more unfortunate than to have soft, chubby, fat-looking children who go to watch their school play basketball every Saturday and regard that as their weeks exercise. John F Kennedy

As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. Together we have been partners in adversitylet us also be partners in prosperity. John F Kennedy

Fail miserably, achieve greatly! John F Kennedy

The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this plight. John F Kennedy

Peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of the people. John F Kennedy

Acting on our own, by ourselves, we cannot establish justice throughout the world, but joined with other free nations, we can ... assist the developing nations to throw off the yoke of poverty. John F Kennedy

The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.' John F Kennedy

I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project...will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important...and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish... John F Kennedy

Our economy today depends upon women in the labor force. One out of three workers is a woman. Today, there are almost 25 million women employed, and their number is rising faster than the number of men in the labor force. John F Kennedy

We have some of the most influential Members of Congress here today, and I do hope that we can get this appropriation for these day-care centers, which seems to me to be money very wisely spent, and also under consideration of the tax bill, that we can consider the needs of the working mothers, and both of these will be very helpful, and I would like to lobby in their behalf. John F Kennedy

The great battleground for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole southern half of the globe... the lands of the rising peoples. Their revolution is the greatest in human history. They seek an end to injustice, tyranny and exploitation. More than an end, they seek a beginning. John F Kennedy

So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And, as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war. John F Kennedy

There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow. John F Kennedy

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 fulfillments of artthis is one of the fascinating challenges of these days. John F Kennedy

In the years since man unlocked the power stored up within the atom, the world has made progress, halting, but effective, toward bringing that power under human control. The challenge may be our salvation. As we begin to master the destructive potentialities of modern science, we move toward a new era in which science can fulfill its creative promise and help bring into existence the happiest society the world has ever known. John F Kennedy

For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. John F Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier. John F Kennedy

For a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television, American Indians remain probably the least understood and most misunderstood Americans of us all. John F Kennedy

Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, 'rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation', a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. John F Kennedy

Let us make it clear that we will never turn our backs on our steadfast friends in Israel, whose adherence to the democratic way must be admired by all friends of freedom. John F Kennedy

The success of this Government, and thus the success of our Nation, depends in the last analysis upon the quality.of our career services. The legislation enacted by the Congress, as well as the decisions made by me and by the department and agency heads, must all be implemented by the career men and women in the Federal service. In foreign affairs, national defense, science and technology, and a host of other fields, they face problems of unprecedented importance and perplexity. We are all dependent on their sense of loyalty and responsibility as well as their competence and energy. John F Kennedy

This is a great country and requires a good deal of all of us, so I can imagine nothing more important than for all of you to continue to work in public affairs and be interested in them, not only to bring up a family, but also give part of your time to your community, your state, and your country. John F Kennedy

What we seek to advance, what we seek to develop in all of our colleges and universities, are educated men and women who can bear the burdens of responsible citizenship, who can make judgments about life as it is, and as it must be, and encourage the people to make those decisions which can bring not only prosperity and security, but happiness to the people of the United Sates and those who depend upon it. John F Kennedy

There is no other airport in the world which serves so many people and so many airplanes. This is an extraordinary airport. . . it could be classed as one of the wonders of the modern world. John F Kennedy

Mr. Nixon has, in the last seven days, called me an economic ignoramus, a Pied Piper, and all the rest. I've just confined myself to calling him a Republican. But he says that is getting low. John F Kennedy

I suppose if you could have only one thing, it would be that-energy. Without it, you haven't got a thing. John F Kennedy

...the physical fitness of our citizens is a vital prerequisite to America's realization of its full potential as a nation, and to the opportunity of each individual citizen to make full and fruitful use of his capacities. John F Kennedy

So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof John F Kennedy

Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man. John F Kennedy

I believe in an America ... where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches, or any other ecclesiastical source. John F Kennedy

If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay? John F Kennedy

If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. John F Kennedy

[High income tax rates] not only check consumption but discourage investment and encourage...the avoidance of taxes [rather] than the production of goods.[...]Our present tax system...reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking. John F Kennedy

If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist, in economic, political, scientific, and all the other kinds of struggles, as well as the military, then the peril to freedom will continue to rise. John F Kennedy

The guiding principle of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be IN GOD WE TRUST. John F Kennedy

To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals. John F Kennedy

I would encourage every American to walk as often as possible. It's more than healthy; it's fun. John F Kennedy

The fact that we live in a world that moves crisis by crisis does not make a growing interest in outdoor activities frivolous, or ample provision for them unworthy of the nation's concern. John F Kennedy

There's an old saying. Never send a boy to do a man's job, send a lady. John F Kennedy

It is no contradiction - the most important single thing we can do to stimulate investment in today's economy is to raise consumption by major reduction ofindividualincometaxrates. John F Kennedy

We do not campaign stressing what our country is going to do for us as a people. We stress what we can do for the country. John F Kennedy

Yesterday a shaft of light cut into the darkness.... For the first time, an agreement has been reached on bringing the forces of nuclear destruction under international control. John F Kennedy

My father always told me that all business men were sons-of-bitches but I never believed it till now! John F Kennedy

We seek not the worldwide victory of one nation or system but a worldwide victory of men. John F Kennedy

We have allowed a soft sentimentalism to form the atmosphere we breathe. And in that kind of atmosphere, a diffuse desire to do good has become a substitute for tough-minded plans and operations - a substitute for strategy. John F Kennedy

If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist-in economic, political, scientific and all the other kinds of struggles as well as the military-then the peril to freedom will continue to rise. John F Kennedy

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. John F Kennedy

The 1930's taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war. John F Kennedy

I would say to the leaders of the Soviet Union, and to their people, that if either of our countries is to be fully secure, we need a much better weapon than the H-bomb-a weapon better than ballistic missiles or nuclear submarines-and that better weapon is peaceful cooperation. John F Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F Kennedy

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John F Kennedy

We cannot be satisfied with things as they are. We cannot be satisfied to drift, to rest on our oars, to glide over a sea whose depths are shaken by subterranean upheavals. John F Kennedy

An artist's working life is marked by intensive application and intense discipline. John F Kennedy

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. John F Kennedy



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