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American 35th president of U.S.
(1917 - 1963)
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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, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
      - in his inaugural speech, January 20, 1961

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
      - in his inaugural speech, January 20, 1961
        [Cooperation : Nationalism]

Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.
      - [Art]

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
      - inaugural address, January 20, 1961

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
      - [Conformity]

Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.
      - [Hell : Neutrality]

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
      - [Policy]

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
      - [Voting]

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
      - [Courage : Effort]

For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
      - [Duty]

For those to whom much is given, much is required.
      - [Blessings]

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
      - [Forgiveness]

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battles or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.
      - [History]

I hope that no American . . . will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
      - [Voting]

I think "Hail to the Chief" has a nice ring to it.
      - when asked what is his favorite song

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
      - [Politics]

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
      - in his inaugural speech, January 20, 1961
        [Poverty : Society]

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
      - [Art]

In a time of turbulence and change, it is more true than ever that knowledge is power.
      - [Knowledge]

In free society, art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the sphere of polemics and ideology. Artists are not engineers of the soul.
      - in a speech at Amherst College, October 26, 1963
        [Art : Ideology]

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.
      - [Rights]

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

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
      - [Peace]

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.
      - in his inaugural speech, January 20, 1961

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.
      - in his inaugural speech, January 20, 1961

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