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John F. Kennedy Quotes

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"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."

"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."

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

"Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone."

"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."

"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundemental resource."

"Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace."

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

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

"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."
Technology

"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."
History

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."

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

"When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were."

"I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
Forgiveness

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
History

"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy."

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

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