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John F. Kennedy
May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.


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.


Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.


Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.


The human mind is our fundamental resource.


Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.


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.


Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.


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.


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.


The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.


It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.


Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.


Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.


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


The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.


Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.


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


Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.


Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.


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