Quotes by John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.


Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.


Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.


So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.


The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.


The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.


The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.


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.


We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.


We set sail on this new sea because there is knowledge to be gained.