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John F. Kennedy Quotes on Man (12 Quotes)


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  • We in this country, in this generation, are--by destiny rather than choice--the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men. That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
    (John F. Kennedy)


  • I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be a s big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Most of us are conditioned for many years to have a political viewpoint -- Republican or Democratic, liberal, conservative, or moderate. The fact of the matter is that most of the problems that we now face are technical problems, are administrative problems. They are very sophisticated judgments, which do not lend themselves to the great sort of passionate movements which have stirred this country so often in the past. They deal with questions which are now beyond the comprehension of most men.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God
    (John F. Kennedy)


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