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President John F. Kennedy
John Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy.
BornMay 29, 1917
Brookline, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 22, 1963
Dallas, Texas
Thirty-fifth President of the United States 1961-1963. United States Senator from Massachusetts.

The repository contains nine quotes from President John F. Kennedy.


Forgive your enemies, but remember their names.

America and PatriotismClassics

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Politics and GovernmentResponsibility

When things donít go well they like to blame Presidents; and thatís something that Presidents are paid for.


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


At a dinner honoring American Nobel Prize winners, April 29, 1962:

I think that this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.


During a commencement speech in 1962 after Kennedy, a Harvard graduate, received an honorary degree from Yale:

I am particularly glad to become a Yale man because as I think about my troubles, I find that a lot of them come from other Yale men.

FreedomPolitics and Government

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

CharacterPolitics and Government

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they donít want them to become politicians in the process.

Problem Solving

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.