80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often called JFK and Jack, was the 35th President of the United States. He was in office from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest President elected to the office, at the age of 43. Events during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the Civil Rights Movement, and early stages of the Vietnam War. He was the youngest President of the United States to die in office. John F. Kennedy was born into a rich, politically connected Boston family of Irish-Catholics. He and his eight siblings enjoyed a privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants, and summer homes. During his childhood and youth, “Jack” Kennedy suffered frequent serious illnesses. Nevertheless, he strove to make his own way, writing a best-selling book while still in college at Harvard University and volunteering for hazardous combat duty in the Pacific during World War II. Kennedy’s wartime service made him a hero. After a short stint as a journalist, Kennedy entered politics, serving in the US House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and the US Senate from 1953 to 1961. Kennedy was the youngest person elected US president and the first Roman Catholic to serve in that office. For many observers, his presidency came to represent the ascendance of youthful idealism in the aftermath of World War II. The promise of this energetic and telegenic leader was not to be fulfilled, as he was assassinated near the end of his third year in office. For many Americans, the public murder of President Kennedy remains one of the most traumatic events in memory; countless Americans can remember exactly where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. His shocking death stood at the forefront of a period of political and social instability in the country and the world. We bring you the compilation of the best John F Kennedy Quotes, hope you like it.

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80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. — John F. Kennedy

I don’t see what’s wrong with giving Bobby a little experience before he starts to practise law. -John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

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 of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.— John F. Kennedy

We don’t see the end of the tunnel but I must say I don’t think it is darker than it was a year ago, and in some ways lighter.— John F. Kennedy

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future.— 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

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope, and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable. -John F. Kennedy

There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.— John F. Kennedy

My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government  he promised Dad he’d go straight.— John F. Kennedy

The Family of Man is more than three billion strong. It lives in more than one hundred nations. Most of its members are not white. Most of them are not Christians. Most of them know nothing about free enterprise, or due process of law, or the Australian ballot. -John F. Kennedy

There is, in addition to a courage with which men die, a courage by which men must live. -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

It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.— John F. Kennedy

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, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

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

Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, ‘rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation’, a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. -John F. Kennedy

Who can tell who will be the President a year from now?  — John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all morality. -John F. Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.— John F. Kennedy

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. -John F. Kennedy

Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you. -John F. Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.— John F. Kennedy

It takes two to make peace. -John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. -John F. Kennedy

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 success of liberty.— John F. Kennedy

We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves that is our only commitment to others.— John F. Kennedy

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. -John F. Kennedy

80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.— John F. Kennedy

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help. -John F. Kennedy

All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.— John F. Kennedy

You know nothing for sure…except the fact that you know nothing for sure.— John F. Kennedy

…probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when — Thomas Jefferson ate alone.— John F. Kennedy

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all morality. -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

Everything changes but change itself. -John F. Kennedy

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth.— John F. Kennedy

(Happiness is ) the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.— John F. Kennedy

Now I understand why Henry VIII started his own church.— John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. -John F. Kennedy

Our problems are manmade, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.— John F. Kennedy

I am sorry to say there is too much point to the wise crack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours. -John F. Kennedy

The White House was designed by Hoban, a noted Irish-American architect, and I have no doubt that he believed by incorporating several features of the Dublin style he would make it more homelike for any President of Irish descent. It was a long wait, but I appreciate his efforts. -John F. Kennedy

80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie  deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.— John F. Kennedy

Anyone who is honestly seeking a job and can’t find it, deserves the attention of the United States government, and the people. -John F. Kennedy

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.— John F. Kennedy

We need men who can dream of things that never were.— John F. Kennedy

I am not so much concerned with the right of everyone to say anything he pleases as I am about our need as self-governing people to hear everything relevant. -John F. Kennedy

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.— John F. Kennedy

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgement. The artist. . . faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an offensive state. -John F. Kennedy

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.— John F. Kennedy

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When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. -John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy “Dear Jack: Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide.” -John F. Kennedy

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.— John F. Kennedy

The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. -John F. Kennedy

Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. -John F. Kennedy

80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own. -John F. Kennedy

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

We believe that an artist, in order to be true to himself and his work, must be a free man.— John F. Kennedy

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

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. -John F. Kennedy

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon— John F. Kennedy

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we’d been saying they were. -John F. Kennedy

This is the night to go to the theatre, like — Abraham Lincoln.— John F. Kennedy

The Courage that we all prize and seek is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.Thomas Carlyle, Proflies in Courage by: — John F. Kennedy

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.— John F. Kennedy

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.— John F. Kennedy

My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. — 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 American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.— John F. Kennedy

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.— John F. Kennedy

80+ John F Kennedy Quotes on change and life problems

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered   by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today, at home and around the world!— John F. Kennedy

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! Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one we intend to win!— John F. Kennedy

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.— John F. Kennedy

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.— John F. Kennedy

If I am to die, this is the week for it.  — John F. Kennedy

Don’t let it be forgot, That once there was a spot -For one brief shining moment That was known as Camelot. -John F. Kennedy

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.— John F. Kennedy

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

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

I believe this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing    a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. — John F. Kennedy

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we’d been saying they were.— John F. Kennedy

Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.— John F. Kennedy, “A Thousand Days,” by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

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

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on. -John F. Kennedy


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