John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on generations, history, mankind, power, and world

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon, not because it's easy but because it's hard.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on justice

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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)

Source: 1961

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on knowledge and talent

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.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: at a dinner honoring Nobel prize winners, April, 1962

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on democracy, ignorance, and security

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1963 Speech at Vanderbilt University

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on diversity and world

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1963, Speech at American University, Washington, D.C., on Russo-American relations

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on acceptance, difficulty, and history

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on learning and liberty

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on courage, direction, effort, and purpose

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on opportunity and talent

All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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