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All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, not in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Beginnings

Now the trumpet summons us again -- not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need -- not as a call to battle, though embattled we are -- but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" -- a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty and war itself.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Citizenship

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. - Inaugural Address.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Computer Science

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Diplomacy

People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent ... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Draft

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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Draft

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Education

In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Effort

The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation; it is to shape real events in a real world.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Foreign Policy

The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Freedom

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--I welcome it.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Freedom

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Freedom

For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Future

My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Government

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Inspirational

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Liberty

The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Miscellaneous

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Miscellaneous

Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Party

I know my Republican friends were glad to see my wife feeding an elephant in India. She gave him sugar and nuts. But of course the elephant wasn't satisfied.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Topic: Party

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