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  • The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • We choose to go...not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Neither the United States of America nor the world community of nations can toleratedeliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation large or small. We nolonger live in a world where the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge toa nation's security to constitute maximum peril.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • The global music market is fast becoming a mixed economy in the way fans and consumers are buying their music.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • Physical music sales declined again for a combination of reasons, including digital and physical piracy, competition from other entertainment products and the shift in consumer spending to online and mobile.
    (John F. Kennedy)


  • 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)

  • When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • When asked what I am most proud of, I stick out my chest, hold my head high and state proudly, 'I served in the United States Navy'
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • 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.
    (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)

  • We're winning the war but we haven't won the war yet. I think whoever takes over this job in 20 years will still have to fight this fight.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • We hold the view that the people make the best judgment in the long run.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • This is good news for Delta's customers as they can have full confidence that Delta will operate a full schedule without interruption throughout the holiday season.
    (John F. Kennedy)

  • We think the Energy Policy Act (signed last year) has some very supportive provisions to encourage investment in nuclear power. However, we think the incentives may not outweigh the risks.
    (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)


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