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A list of the best John F. Kennedy quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John F. Kennedy quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John F. Kennedy quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John F. Kennedy should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John F. Kennedy quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    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. Humankind

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    Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. Patriotism

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    Life is unfair. Life and Living

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    It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. Peace

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

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    A child miseducated is a child lost. Children

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    When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. Crisis

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    There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. Its very hard in military or in personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair. Uncategorised

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    Sometimes party loyalty asks too much. Uncategorised

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    Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. Liberty

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

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    Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency. Uncategorised

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    Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. War

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    To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required, not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. Aid and Assistance

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    Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance. Economy and Economics

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    This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. Uncategorised

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    The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them. I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true. Problem

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

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    A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow. Tyranny

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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. Conscription

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    If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to allexcept the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty. Uncategorised

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    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 and returning him safely to the earth. I believe we should go to the moon. But there is no sense in agreeing or desiring that the United States take an affirmative position in outer space, unless we are prepared to do the work and bear the burdens to make it successful. Uncategorised

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    Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. Uncategorised

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    A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality. Obstacles

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    Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate. Fear

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    I am deeply touchednot as deeply touched as you have been coming to this dinner, but nevertheless it is a sentimental occasion. Uncategorised

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    We cannot expect that everyone, to use the phrase of a decade ago, will talk sense to the American people. But we can hope that fewer people will listen to nonsense. And the notion that this Nation is headed for defeat through deficit, or that strength is but a matter of slogans, is nothing but just plain nonsense. Uncategorised

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    All my life Ive known better than to depend on the experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let them go ahead? Uncategorised

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    The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. Certainty

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    When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working. Optimism

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    In its [knowledges] light, we must think and act not only for the moment but for our time. I am reminded of the great French Marshal Lyautey, who once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow-growing and would not reach maturity for a hundred years. The Marshal replied, In that case, there is no time to lose, plant it this afternoon. Uncategorised

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    Is this Nation stating it cannot afford to spend an additional $600 million to help the developing nations of the world become strong and free and independentan amount less than this countrys annual outlay for lipstick, face cream, and chewing gum? Uncategorised

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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. Uncategorised

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    Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. Commitment

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    According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Uncategorised

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    Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. Cities and City Life

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    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. Uncategorised

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    And we must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscientthat we are only 6 percent of the worlds populationthat we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankindthat we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversityand that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem. Uncategorised

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    There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was also the age of Shakespeare. And the New Frontier for which I campaign in public life, can also be a New Frontier for American art. Uncategorised

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    The basis of effective government if public confidence. Government

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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

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    There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life Life and Living

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    We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. Life and Living

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    We in this country, in this generation, areby destiny rather than choicethe watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men. That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Uncategorised

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    You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way. Assassination

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    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 Gods work must truly be our own. Uncategorised

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    To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is requirednot because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. Uncategorised

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    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. Uncategorised

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

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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 responsibilityI welcome it. Uncategorised

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