John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

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 fear and negotiation

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

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 disability, family, goals, health, integrity, problems, welfare, and world

The goals of our public welfare program must be positive and constructive. [The welfare program] must stress the integrity and preservation of the family unit. It must contribute to the attack on dependency, juvenile delinquency, family breakdown, illegitimacy, ill health, and disability. It must reduce the incidence of these problems, prevent their occurrence and recurrence, and strengthen and protect the vulnerable in a highly competitive world.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on brevity, courage, dedication, failure, future, history, integrity, judgment, men, questions, service, and success

. . . Of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us - recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state - our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions - were we truly men of courage . . . were we truly men of judgment . . . were we truly men of integrity . . . were we truly men of dedication?

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on life

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All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Inaugural Address, Jan 20, 1961

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on endings, past, and power

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

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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