Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.

John F. Kennedy on wisdom

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy on forgiveness

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy on effort

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy on motivational

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

John F. Kennedy on change

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

John F. Kennedy on war
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Forgive your enemies but never forget their names

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

John F. Kennedy on strength

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

John F. Kennedy on people

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.

John F. Kennedy on difference

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

John F. Kennedy on fear

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters.

One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy on wisdom

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.

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

About John F. Kennedy

Name John F. Kennedy
Quotes 229 quotations
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday May 29, 1917
About John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963.
Top topics world, life, nation, people, peace

... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy on patriotism

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.

John F. Kennedy on technology

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

John F. Kennedy on poverty

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning.

John F. Kennedy on planning

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

John F. Kennedy on wealth

The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy on knowledge
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When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.

John F. Kennedy on expectation

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.

John F. Kennedy on defeat

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

John F. Kennedy on freedom

A child miseducated is a child lost.

John F. Kennedy on children

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.

John F. Kennedy on time

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

John F. Kennedy on fear

No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.

John F. Kennedy on account

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

John F. Kennedy on history

We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.

John F. Kennedy on exercise

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy on gratitude

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy on comfort

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

John F. Kennedy on certainty

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

John F. Kennedy on achieve

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

John F. Kennedy on education

It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.

John F. Kennedy on leadership

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

John F. Kennedy on ancient

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

John F. Kennedy on voting

Theres an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.

John F. Kennedy on victory

Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.

John F. Kennedy on party

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy on peace

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.

John F. Kennedy on forward

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 on faith

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy on computers

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy on learning

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

John F. Kennedy on effort

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

John F. Kennedy on defeat

The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.

John F. Kennedy on voting

Life is unfair.

John F. Kennedy on life

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

John F. Kennedy on variety

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them.

John F. Kennedy on challenges

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.

John F. Kennedy on farming

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

John F. Kennedy on truth