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

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. view quote

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. view quote

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. view quote

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. view quote

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. view quote

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. view quote

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security. view quote

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