100 Famous Quotes From John F. Kennedy – JFK Sayings

These Famous Quotes by John F. Kennedy – JFK quotes on Leadership, Change and Life will Inspire you and bring a positive change in your life.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, was an American politician and a civil rights activist. . People often use his initial JFK instead of his name. He was the 35th president of the United States of America in 1961 and served until his assassination in 1963.

Kennedy was one of the most well known politicians in modern history. He served as a junior senator first and was the second youngest President of the US, first was the Theodore Roosevelt.

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The creation of the Alliance for Progress with Latin America and the Peace Corps as well as successful negotiations for the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with Great Britain and the Soviet Union was a few of the important accomplishments of JFK’s political career.

JFK was the life of many historical events but he was assassinated by Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963, while visiting Dallas. He was assassinated on national television where he was cruelly gunned down beside his wife in a moving vehicle. The world suffered from a truly great loss that day.

He spent a very small time in the White House as being the president of the United States of America but despite all of this, he was one of the most charismatic leaders and a wonderful public speaker. Kennedy is still quoted by many politicians, historians, and writers today.

Here we are sharing a collection of famous quotes by John F. Kennedy which will give you some serious life goals. If you are looking for inspiration these quotes by John F. Kennedy will be all you are seeking for.

John F. Kennedy Quotes – JFK

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
― John F. Kennedy

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. ”
― john f kennedy

“We need men who can dream of things that never were.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“The rising tide lifts all the boats.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The cost of freedom is always high.”
― JFK quotes

“Time and the world do not standstill. Change is the law of life.”
― John F. Kennedy

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”
― John F. Kennedy, Why England Slept

“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”
― John F. Kennedy

“We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.”
― John F. Kennedy

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”
― John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Famous Quotes – JFK

“Things don’t just happen. They are made to happen.”
― John F. Kennedy

“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“The greater our knowledge increases the greater our ignorance unfolds.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”
― President John F. Kennedy

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside”
― John F. Kennedy

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
― John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Inspirational Quotes JFK

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”
― John F. Kennedy

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Our progress as a nation can be not swifter than our progress in education.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
― John F Kennedy

“The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.”
― President John F. Kennedy

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and is a test to the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
― John F. Kennedy

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop those talents.”
― John F. Kennedy

Best JFK Quotes

“When power narrows the areas of a man’s concerns, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence”
― John F. Kennedy

“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

“We, in this country, in this generation, are – by destiny rather than by choice – the watchmen on the walls of world freedom.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
― John F. Kennedy

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.”
― John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy: A Self-Portrait

“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House– with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
― John F. Kennedy

“It is when the politician loves neither the public good nor himself, or when his love for himself is limited and is satisfied by the trappings of office, that the public interest is badly served.”
― John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage: Deluxe Modern Classic

“All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days . . .nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”
― John F. Kennedy

JFK Quotes On Freedom

“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.”
― John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage

“Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color”
― John F. Kennedy

“The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardner objected that the tree was slow growing and wouldn’t reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, “In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!”
― John F. Kennedy

“The highest duty of the writer is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. In serving his vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation.”
― John F. Kennedy

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“So much depends on my actions, so I am seeing fewer people, simplifying my life, organizing it so that I am not always on the edge of irritability.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Do not pray for easy times, pray to be stronger. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks.”
― John F. Kennedy

“When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
― John F. Kennedy

“No American is ever made better off by pulling a fellow American down, and all of us are made better off whenever any one of us is made better off.”
― John F. Kennedy

JFK Quotes About Change

“They follow the Hitler line – no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.”
― John F. Kennedy

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.”
― John F. Kennedy

“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.”
― John F. Kennedy

“I look forward to 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”
― 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

“The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet. ”
― John F. Kennedy

“And so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news–that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves.”
― John F. Kennedy

“There is, in addition to a courage with which men die; a courage by which men must live.”
― John F. Kennedy

JFK Liberal Quotes

“A boy spends his time finding a girl to sleep with. A real man spends his time looking for the one worth waking up to.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Immigration policy should be
generous; it should be fair; it should
be flexible. With such a policy we
can turn to the world, and to our own
past, with clean hands and a clear
conscience.”
― John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants

“Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past, let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”
― John F. Kennedy

“If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?” – President John F. Kennedy (June 11, 1963)”
― President John F. Kennedy

“There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”
― John F. Kennedy

“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. 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 morality.”
― John F. Kennedy

“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. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. 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 future. And we are all mortal.”
― John F. Kennedy

“You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.”
― John F. Kennedy

JFK Navy Quotes

“But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because freedom is incomplete.” (John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963, American University speech)”
― John F. Kennedy

“It is a compromise that prevents each set of reformers from crushing the group at the other end of the political spectrum.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Profiles in Courage

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.”
― 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

“War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The very word Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
― John F. Kennedy

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.”
― 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

JFK Quotes On Leadership

“Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.”
― JFK quotes

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”
― John F. Kennedy

“I was born an American, I live like an American, I will die an American.”
― JFK quotes

“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. ”
― John F. Kennedy

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
― John F. Kennedy

“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.”
― John F. Kennedy

“The interaction of disparate cultures, the vehemence of the ideals that led the immigrants here, the opportunity offered by a new life, all gave America a flavor and a character that make it as unmistakable and as remarkable to people today as it was to Alexis de Tocqueville in the early part of the nineteenth century.”
― John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. 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.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Whether they be young in spirit, or young in age, the members of
the Democratic Party must never lose that youthful zest for new
ideas and for a better world, which has made us great.”
― John F. Kennedy

JFK Speech Quotes

“We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient, that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind, that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity, and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.”
― John F. Kennedy

“probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone.”
― John F. Kennedy

“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. Man’s reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable–and we believe they can do it again.”
― John F. Kennedy

“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.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable .. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.”
― John F. Kennedy

“To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required – not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
― JFK quotes

“Just because we cannot see clearly te end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey.”
― John F. Kennedy

“With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”
― John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy: The Inaugural Address

“So let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a
sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”
― John F. Kennedy

Did these Quotes from John F. Kennedy inspired you?

These quotes from John F. Kennedy must have shown you how incredible our late president man was. He had inspired many people and continues to do with his quotes and speeches to this date. He had also inspired many Americans to take a more active role in their country. 

JFK’s assassination was considered as the national tragedy. Most of the people still believe that he could have done more better things for the country if his untimely death would not have happened.

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