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.


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.     

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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.     

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The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.     

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We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.     

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

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The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.     

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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.     

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.     

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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.     

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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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A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.     

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Real men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for other women because they're too busy looking for new ways to love their own.     

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Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.     

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Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.     

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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.     

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

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We need men who can dream of things that never were.     

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The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.     

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

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.     

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

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

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.     

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

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Partnership is not a posture but a process-a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks.     

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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

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

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War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.     

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

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If you look throughout human history the central epiphany of every religious tradition always occurs in the wilderness.     

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