40 Inspirational John F. Kennedy Quotes On Success

40 Inspirational John F. Kennedy Quotes On Success

John F. Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president. May his quotes inspire you to stand up for what you believe in and take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “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 F. Kennedy

2. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy

3. “Children ate the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” John F. Kennedy

4. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” John F. Kennedy

5. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” John F. Kennedy

6. “Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

7. “We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard.” John F. Kennedy

8. “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” John F. Kennedy

9. “I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. John F. Kennedy

10. “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” John F. Kennedy

11. “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” John F. Kennedy

12. “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” John F. Kennedy

13. “It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.” John F. Kennedy

14. “The human mind is our fundamental resource.” John F. Kennedy

15. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

16. “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask “why not?” John F. Kennedy

17. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” John F. Kennedy

18. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy

19. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” John F. Kennedy

20. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” John F. Kennedy

21. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy

22. “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.” John F. Kennedy

23. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” John F. Kennedy

24. “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” John F. Kennedy

25. “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” John F. Kennedy

26. “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” John F. Kennedy

27. “Partnership is not a posture but a process – a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks.” John F. Kennedy

28. “The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” John F. Kennedy

29. “In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.” John F. Kennedy

30. Failure has no friends.” John F. Kennedy

31. “The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.” John F. Kennedy

32. “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.” John F. Kennedy

33. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” John F. Kennedy

34. “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” John F. Kennedy

35. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” John F. Kennedy

36. “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.” John F. Kennedy

37. “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” John F. Kennedy

38. “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.” John F. Kennedy

39. “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” John F. Kennedy

40. There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy

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