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I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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 believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office.
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president’s.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
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.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
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.
Why should man’s first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction and expenditure?
I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters – and the church does not speak for me.
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate… we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal.
Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
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.
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.
I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic.
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