When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
Contributed by: Zaady
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Source: at a dinner honoring Nobel prize winners, April, 1962
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
Source: 1963 Speech at Vanderbilt University
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Source: 1963, Speech at American University, Washington, D.C., on Russo-American relations
History will never accept difficulties as an excuse.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Source: Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961
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