John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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  • ''I do not think it altogether inappropriate to introduce myself to this audience. I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, June 2, 1961, at SHAPE Headquarters, Paris, France.
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  • ''Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. repr. in Sport and Society: an Anthology, eds. John T. Talamini and Charles H. Page (1973). The Soft America (1960).
  • ''Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Remark, June 1961, to journalist James Reston. Following Kennedy's meeting with Soviet premier Khrushchev.
  • ''It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, September 6, 1960, while campaigning for the presidency, Seattle, Washington.
  • ''When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, May 27, 1961, at dinner honoring Kennedy's 44th birthday, Washington, DC.
  • ''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 Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. president. Press conference, March 21, 1962.
  • ''Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, March 13, 1962, the White House. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962. Addressing the diplomatic corps of the Latin American republics.
  • ''Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.''
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, May 21, 1963.

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