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Quotes from John F. Kennedy

Kennedy's Words


"Our task now is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future."

"What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by an American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living...not merely peace for Americans, but peace for all men and women; not merely peace in our time, but peace for all time."

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable."

"I want every American to stand up for his rights, even if he has to sit down for them."

"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us."

"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving a goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth."

"We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960s - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats."

"And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

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