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Quote Left The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Quote Right
Quote Left We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed. Quote Right
Quote Left We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation. Quote Right
Quote Left My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -- he promised Dad he'd go straight. Quote Right
Quote Left Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. Quote Right
Quote Left To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. Quote Right
Quote Left If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. Quote Right
Quote Left All this will not be finished in the first hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. Quote Right
Quote Left A rising tide lifts all boats. Quote Right
Quote Left The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. Quote Right
Quote Left It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. Quote Right
Quote Left The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable. Quote Right
Quote Left Mankind must put an end to War, or War will put an end to Mankind. Quote Right
Quote Left Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource. Quote Right
Quote Left If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. Quote Right
Quote Left And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A child miseducated is a child lost. Quote Right
Quote Left Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country. Quote Right
Quote Left Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. Quote Right
Quote Left I have just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. It says, Dear Jack: Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide. Quote Right
Quote Left If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. Quote Right
Quote Left A man does what he must-in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality. Quote Right
Quote Left The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable. Quote Right