John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on bitterness, discipline, friendship, generations, home, human rights, nations, peace, time, war, and world

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!

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Inaugural Address, 1961

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on generations, leadership, opportunity, problems, time, and world

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 (1917 - 1963)

Source: 4-Jul-60

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on certainty, cities, defeat, politics, and spirit

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on illusions

I am an idealist without illusions.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on death, ideas, life, and nations

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on conformity, enemies, freedom, and growth

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

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1961 Address to the U.N. General Assembly

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on charm, cities, and efficiency

Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on intelligence

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on heroism

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Asked how he became a Navy hero, It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: quoted in Schlesinger's A Thousand Days.

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on friendship, liberty, nations, success, support, survival, and wishes

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.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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