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John F. Kennedy

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"When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we'd been saying they were." Government 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." Fear, Hope 4.5 avg (34 votes)
"We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." Liberty 4.3 avg (17 votes)
"We need men who can dream of things that never were." Ideas 4.7 avg (10 votes)
"We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch." Time 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth." Art 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution." America 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm." Politics 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"To those new States whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny." America, Government 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Government 5.0 avg (44 votes)
"There are three things which are real: God, human folly, and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension. So we must do what we can with the third." Laughter 4.3 avg (19 votes)
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." Miscellaneous 4.1 avg (14 votes)
"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds." Knowledge 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring this endeavor will light our bounty and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world." Motivation & Goals 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"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." America 4.6 avg (22 votes)
"So let us begin anew -- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"No easy problem ever comes to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them." Presidency 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." America, Freedom 4.3 avg (23 votes)
"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process." Politics, Presidency 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." War & Peace 4.7 avg (22 votes)

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