John F. Kennedy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john f. kennedy quotes, john f. kennedy sayings, and john f. kennedy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.     

John F. Kennedy

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

John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.     

John F. Kennedy

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.     

John F. Kennedy

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.     

John F. Kennedy

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

John F. Kennedy

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch-we are going back from whence we came     

John F. Kennedy

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

John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.     

John F. Kennedy

Those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.     

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We celebrate the past to awaken the future.     

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

John F. Kennedy

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.     

John F. Kennedy

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.     

John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most iportant keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.     

John F. Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.     

John F. Kennedy

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.     

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The human mind is our fundamental resource.     

John F. Kennedy

The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation.     

John F. Kennedy

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.     

John F. Kennedy

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.     

John F. Kennedy

If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.     

John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.     

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.     

John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.      

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.     

John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.     

John F. Kennedy

Peace does not rest in charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of the people.     

John F. Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.     

John F. Kennedy

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.     

John F. Kennedy