John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on challenge, people, and promises

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 (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on thought

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

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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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on computers

Man is the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on judgment

It would be premature to reach a judgment as to whether there is a gap or not a gap.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Presidential news conference, February 8, 1961

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