Zitat des Tages von John F. Kennedy:
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.
Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
I'm an idealist without illusions.
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!'
I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
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.
Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
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.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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.
The pay is good and I can walk to work.
I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
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.
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.
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.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
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.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.