John F. Kennedy

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to lower tariffs, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, and abolition of the federal death penalty in the District of Columbia all took place during his presidency. Kennedy also avoided any significant increase in the American presence in Vietnam, refusing to commit combat troops and keeping the level of others, mostly military advisors, to only 16,000, compared to the 536,000 troops committed by his successor... More

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John F. Kennedy #Age #War

Photo of John F. Kennedy We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
John F. Kennedy #Alone #Great #War

Photo of John F. Kennedy Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
John F. Kennedy #Best #History #Power

Photo of John F. 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 F. Kennedy #Best #Education #Graduation

Photo of John F. Kennedy It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
John F. Kennedy #Great

Photo of John F. Kennedy Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy #Freedom

Photo of John F. Kennedy Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy #Courage

Photo of John F. Kennedy Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy #Dad #Government #Politics

Photo of John F. Kennedy My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.
John F. Kennedy #Education #Knowledge #Truth

Photo of John F. Kennedy The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John F. Kennedy #Fear #Truth

Photo of John F. Kennedy 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 #Fear

Photo of John F. Kennedy Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy #Fitness

Photo of John F. Kennedy Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy #Fitness

Photo of John F. Kennedy Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
John F. Kennedy #Forgiveness

Photo of John F. Kennedy Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy #Freedom

Photo of John F. Kennedy 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.
John F. Kennedy #Freedom

Photo of John F. Kennedy We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy #Future

Photo of John F. Kennedy Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy #Future #History

Photo of John F. Kennedy History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy #Good #Work

Photo of John F. Kennedy The pay is good and I can walk to work.
John F. Kennedy #Great #Truth

Photo of John F. Kennedy The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy #Change #Future #Life

Photo of John F. Kennedy Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy #History

Photo of John F. Kennedy If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy #History

Photo of John F. Kennedy We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
John F. Kennedy #Intelligence

Photo of John F. Kennedy I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
John F. Kennedy #Knowledge #Wisdom

Photo of John F. Kennedy The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.