John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on time

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

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, forgiveness, and names

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on maturity, plants, and time

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on dreams, men, and needs

We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on composers, crisis, danger, and opportunity

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

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on action, inaction, and risk

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on education, mind, nations, and progress

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on children and wishes

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 (1917 - 1963)

Source: 12-Jun-63

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on people and vision

Where there is no vision, the people perish. . . . KJV

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1963 quoting the Bible, Proverbs 29:18, on the eve of his assassination

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, lies, myth, and truth

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 (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1962, Commencement Address at Yale University

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