John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Washington D.C. is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -- he promised Dad he'd go straight.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook-it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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