John F Kennedy commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Best John F Kennedy Quotes.
He was born into one of America’s wealthiest families and parlayed an elite education and a reputation as a military hero into a successful run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Both the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy and prominent Irish Catholic Boston families.
John F. Kennedy, nicknamed “Jack,” was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary siblings.
John F Kennedy Quotes
1. Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
2. The best road to progress is freedom’s road.
3. Leadership And Learning Are Indispensable To Each Other.
4. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
5. Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
6. The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
7. This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
8. A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
9. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
10. The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
11. Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
12. Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
13. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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14. The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
15. A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
16. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
17. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
18. The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
20. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
21. One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
22. This is not a time to keep the facts from the people to keep them complacent. To sound the alarm is not to panic but to seek action from an aroused public. For, as the poet, Dante once said: ‘The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
23. 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.
24. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
25. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
26. The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.
27. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
28. There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.
29. Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.
30. We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for us; that is our only commitment to others.
31. My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
32. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.