Born: May 29, 1917
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: November 22, 1963
Occupation: Head of State
Profile: The 35th President of the United States (1961-1963). Brother of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Number of Quotes: 12
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If someone is going to kill me, they will kill me.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.