As today IS president’s day, I will take this time to share some of my favorite quotes from my hero, and one of our greatest presidents…John F. Kennedy. For those of you who realize the importance of us actually having an intelligent, compassionate, and well informed leader; you must also appreciate the day dedicated to the memory of such legenedary figures that have tried to make this country into never became. Enjoy, and try to learn something from these.
child miseducated is a child lost.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
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 nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten.
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard-core unemployed.
America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.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.
I’m an idealist without illusions.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president’s.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
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.Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.