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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We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

When power leads man toward arrogance poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts poetry cleanses.

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

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.

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards as all paths are. 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.

If we cannot now end our differences at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.

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

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.

There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!

Domestic policy can only defeat us, foreign policy can kill us.

Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

My fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.

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.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

We would like to live as we once lived but history will not permit it.

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas.

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