Harmony would lose its attractiveness if it did not have a background of discord.
The key to success isn't much good until one discovers the right lock to insert it in.
If the world knew how to use freedom without abusing it, tyranny would not exist.
If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is a very low grade of the article.
Prudence is sometimes stretched too far, until it blocks the road of progress.
The schools of the country are its future in miniature.
The West can teach the East how to get a living, but the East must eventually be asked to show the West how to live.
Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns
A road that does not lead to other roads always has to be retraced, unless the traveller chooses to rust at the end of it.
I'm mighty glad that I found you. Have a terrific birthday.
Lean too much upon the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.
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.
When I ran for Presidency of the United States, I knew that this country faced serious challenges, but I could not realize - nor could any man realize who does not bear the burdens of this office - how heavy and constant would be those burdens
We do not seek the unanimity that comes to those who water down all issues to the lowest common denominator - or to those who conceal their differences behind fixed smiles - or to those who measure unity by standards of popularity and affection, instead of trust and respect. We are allies. This is a
Freedom is not merely a word or an abstract theory, but the most effective instrument for advancing the welfare of man.
We in this country, in this generation, areby destiny rather than choicethe watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all t
I have said that control of arms is a mission that we undertake particularly for our children and our grandchildren and that they have no lobby in Washington.
There are only two realities in life: death and laughter. We can do nothing to change the former, so we might as well do all we can to save the latter.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
I do not say that all men are equal in their ability, character and motivation. I do say that every American should be given a fair chance to develop all the talents they may have.
Our pilots understand that a sound company is the best job and retirement security there is.
Everything changes but change itself.
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.
We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose, or so much to gain. Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames.
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.
The most powerful single force in the world today is neither Communism nor Capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile -- it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent.
There are indications because of new inventions, that 10, 15, or 20 nations will have a nuclear capacity, including Red China, by the end of the Presidential office in 1964. This is extremely serious. . . I think the fate not only of our own civilization, but I think the fate of world and the future
They just seem to chuck them. They'd rather someone else pick them up than bother (redeeming them). I'm shocked because it's our own highways. It's one of the revelations that is not too reassuring about our fellow citizens.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
We've spent half the expenditures, we've wrecked our budget on all these other domestic programs, and the only justification for it, in my opinion, to do it in the pell-mell fashion is because we hope to beat them and demonstrate that starting behind them, as we did by a couple of years, by God, we