John F. Kennedy - Page 3

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
– John F. Kennedy

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
– John F. Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
– John F. Kennedy

The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
– John F. Kennedy

I think ‘Hail to the Chief’ has a nice ring to it.
– John F. Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
– John F. Kennedy

When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.
– John F. Kennedy

When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
– John F. Kennedy

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
– John F. Kennedy

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.
– John F. Kennedy

For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
– John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
– John F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
– John F. Kennedy

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
– John F. Kennedy

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
– John F. Kennedy

We cannot reform the world. Uncle Sugar is as dangerous a role for us to play as Uncle Shylock.
– John F. Kennedy

We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
– John F. Kennedy

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
– John F. Kennedy

And so my fellow Americans. Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.
– John F. Kennedy