John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union. 

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Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

A man may die nations may rise and fall but an idea lives on.

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President who happens also to be a Catholic.

In a very real sense it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work they have the talent to put those men back to work.

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

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

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.

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

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future, nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.

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.

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

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