On this, the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination, here's a collection of interesting quotes by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. ~ JH
"Ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country."
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only
to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
"Let us not seek to fix the blame the past. Let us
accept our own responsibility for the future."
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."
"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."
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable."
"The best road to progress is freedom's road."
"A man may die, nations may rise
and fall, but an idea lives on."
"Efforts and courage are not enough
without purpose and direction."
"Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan."
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom
and the enemy of growth."
"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment
to one's own beliefs. Rather, it condemns
the oppression or persecution of others."
"Too often we enjoy the
comfort of opinion without
the discomfort of thought."
"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far
less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction."
"The greater our knowledge increases,
the more our ignorance unfolds."
"I look forward to a great future in 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."