Quotes from John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy , often referred to by his initials JFK and the nickname Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office. Kennedy was the youngest person to assume the presidency by election.

Here are some quotes from President John F. Kennedy;

“We can say with some assurance that, although children may be the victims of fate, they will not be the victims of our neglect.”

“I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty…an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft.”

“The Federal Budget can and should be made an instrument of prosperity and stability, not a deterrent to recovery.”

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining – by filling three basic gaps in our anti-recession protection.”

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

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

“For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation.”

“…I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”

“I have pledged myself and my colleagues in the cabinet to a continuous encouragement of initiative, responsibility and energy in serving the public interest. Let every public servant know, whether his post is high or low, that a man’s rank and reputation in this Administration will be determined by the size of the job he does, and not by the size of his staff, his office or his budget.”

“And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. 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 future. And we are all mortal.”

“We celebrate the past to awaken the future.”

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

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

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose…and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”

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