Inspiring quotes from John F. Kennedy



As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Change is the law of life. And those who only look to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

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 human morality.

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

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

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.

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

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.

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

The human mind is our fundamental resource.

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest; but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.



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