In remembrance of....

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The following are quotes that are credited to John F. Kennedy:

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

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

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."

"The quality of American life must keep pace with the quantity of American goods.  This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor."

"Those who make peaceful revolutions impossible will make violent revolutions inevitable."

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters; one represents danger and the other represents opportunity."

"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

"A man does what he must, in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers; and this is the basis of all human morality."

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't what them to become politicians in the process."

"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 the battle or in politics but for our contributions to the human spirit."

"Forgive, but never forget."

"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.   No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings."

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

"But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone.   It lies in the hearts and minds of all people.  So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all our people.  I believe that we can.  I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings."

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.  When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence.  When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."

 

 

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