John F. Kennedy 201 John F. Kennedy Quotes American President born on May 29, 1917, died on November 22, 1963

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. view quote

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. view quote

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space. view quote

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. view quote

I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic. view quote

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. view quote

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House. view quote

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. view quote

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times. view quote

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still. view quote

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. view quote

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. view quote

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