John F. Kennedy Biography

Born asJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
Occup.President
FromUSA
BornMay 29, 1917
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 1963
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
CauseAssassinated
Aged46 years
John F. Kennedy, commonly described as JFK, was an American political leader that worked as the 35th Head Of State of the United States from January 1961 until his murder in November 1963. He was born upon May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to a well-off and famous family members.

Kennedy attended Harvard College, where he majored in government as well as worldwide relationships. He graduated in 1940 and went on to offer in the United States Navy during The Second World War, gaining numerous decorations for his solution.

After the war, Kennedy got in national politics, running for a seat in the USA Legislature in 1946. He was elected and also offered three terms before being chosen to the United States Senate in 1952. Kennedy swiftly established himself as an increasing star in the Democratic Party as well as obtained national acknowledgment for his initiatives to promote civil liberties and also social justice.

In 1960, Kennedy revealed his candidateship for President of the United States, running against the incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon. The project was hard-fought and very closely objected to, however Kennedy arised victorious, coming to be the youngest individual ever chosen to the presidency at the age of 43.

As head of state, Kennedy encountered a variety of considerable difficulties, consisting of the Cold War, the Civil Liberty Movement, as well as the expanding threat of communism in Southeast Asia. He is possibly best understood for his initiatives to promote space exploration, culminating in the 1969 moon touchdown.

Kennedy's presidency was stopped on November 22, 1963, when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The assassination stays one of one of the most debatable and extensively debated occasions in American history.

Throughout his life as well as career, Kennedy was understood for his charisma, his intellect, and his dedication to public service. He stays one of the most beloved and appreciated presidents in American background and remains to be an icon of hope and also motivation for many people around the world.

Our collection contains 94 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topics: Motivational - History - Parenting - Politics - Technology.

Related authors: Lyndon B. Johnson (President), Adlai Stevenson (Politician), Ngo Dinh Diem (Statesman), Robert F. Kennedy (Politician), Thurgood Marshall (Judge), Hubert H. Humphrey (Politician), Bill O'Reilly (Journalist), Earl Warren (Judge), Dan Rather (Journalist), Adlai E. Stevenson (Politician)

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94 Famous quotes by John F. Kennedy

Small: My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country
"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"
Small: America has tossed its cap over the wall of space
"America has tossed its cap over the wall of space"
Small: There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men
"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"
Small: We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it
"We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it"
Small: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable"
Small: Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names"
Small: Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place
"Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place"
Small: My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now
"My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now"
Small: If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich"
Small: Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both
"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both"
Small: Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the futur
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future"
Small: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"
Small: For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the pa
"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future"
Small: Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction"
Small: Domestic policy can only defeat us foreign policy can kill us
"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us"
Small: Do you realize the responsibility I carry? Im the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the Wh
"Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House"
Small: Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men"
Small: Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth"
Small: All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take prid
"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!""
Small: A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it t
"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"
Small: A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life i
"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten"
Small: A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation t
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people"
Small: A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on"
Small: A child miseducated is a child lost
"A child miseducated is a child lost"
Small: When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the o
"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity"
Small: When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as w
"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"
Small: When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the ar
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses"
Small: Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly"
Small: Things do not happen. Things are made to happen
"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen"
Small: We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960s - a frontier of unknown opport
"We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats"
Small: We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination
"We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination"
Small: We must use time as a tool, not as a couch
"We must use time as a tool, not as a couch"
Small: Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to ones own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or perse
"Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others"
Small: To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes car
"To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust"
Small: There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable ina
"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction"
Small: There are many people in the world who really dont understand-or say they dont-what is the great issue
"There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!"
Small: The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war
"The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just"
Small: I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military st
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose"
Small: I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy Dear Jack, Dont buy a single vote more than i
"I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide"
Small: I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or aga
"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"
Small: I dont think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times
"I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times"
Small: I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it
"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it"
Small: I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets b
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours"
Small: The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of hu
"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"
Small: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the my
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic"
Small: The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth"
Small: The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no
"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy"
Small: The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choo
"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"
Small: The best road to progress is freedoms road
"The best road to progress is freedom's road"
Small: The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution
"The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution"
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