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John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
35th president of US 1961-1963 [more author details]
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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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Democracy and defense are not substitutes for one another. Either alone will fail.
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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.
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If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
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Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.
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Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
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Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
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Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
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So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.
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The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
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The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
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The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
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The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'
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The stories of past courage can define that ingredient-they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.
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The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
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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.
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Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
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We believe that if men have the talent to invent need machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
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We have come too far, we have sacrificed too much, to disdain the future now.
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