Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.— John F. Kennedy
The most revolutionary John F. Kennedy quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.
This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Forgive your enemies but never forget their names
No responsibility of government is more fundamental than the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of ethical behavior for those who conduct the public business.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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• Quotes about Life
The Republican Party can lead any person to believe that their promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line – no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.
One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
So let us begin anew -- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
One person can make a difference and everyone should try.
Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.
This is not a time to keep the facts from the people-to keep them complacent.
To sound the alarm is not to panic but to seek action from an aroused public. For, as the poet Dante once said: 'The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, 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.
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. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
Democracy may not be perfect, but at least I don't have to build a wall to keep my people in.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
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.
I will splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.
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.
There is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.
Automation does not need to be our enemy.
I think machines can make life easier for men, if men do not let the machines dominate them.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are.
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.
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.
A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish.
It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
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.
Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.
According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive.
Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope;
and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.
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.