The 11 Most Powerful Quotes by President John F. Kennedy

11Mar - by thhonori - 0 - In Quotes

If John F. Kennedy was alive today, he would be 99 years old. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States, and indeed a historic figure. In his short life, he managed to accomplish many feats. For instance, he won the Pulitzer Price, created the international and federal volunteer program Peace Corps, and strongly promoted art. Kennedy and his beautiful wife (Jackie) perhaps embodied charisma, youth, promise and vitality in a reshaping America. In honor of his successes, this article highlights the some of his most powerful quotes that are still widely in use today.

  1. “The human mind is our fundamental resource.” 
  1. “And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights – the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation – the right to breathe air as nature provided it – the right of future generations to a healthy existence?” 
  1. “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” 
  1. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” 
  1. “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask “why not?” 
  1. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” 
  1. “For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives.” 
  1. “Our problems are manmade—therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” 
  1. “Partnership is not a posture but a process – a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks.” 
  1. “For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives.” 
  1. “We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”
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