John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Much is required

For those to whom much is given, much is required. And when, at some future date, the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success or failure … will be measured by the answers to these questions:

1st: were we truly men of courage — with the courage to stand up to one’s enemies, the courage to stand up…to one’s associates, and the courage to resist public pressure, as well as private greed?

2nd: were we truly men of judgment with perspective judgment of the future as well as the past, of our mistakes as well as the mistakes of others, with enough wisdom to know what we did not know, and enough candor to admit it?

3rd: were we truly men of integrity — who never ran out on either the principles in which we believe or the men who believed in us … Finally, were we truly men of dedication with an honor mortgaged to no single individual or group, and comprised of private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest? Courage, Judgment, Integrity, Dedication these are the historic qualities which, with God’s help, will characterize our Government’s conduct in the years ahead.”

—John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy: Conformity

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
— John F. Kennedy,
35th U.S. president.

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English: John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States. Slightly modified from original (right eye darkened to match brightness of left). Türkçe: John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nin 35. Başkanı. 1961 yılında Başkanlık görevine başlayan Kennedy, 1963 yılında hâlâ görevdeyken bir suikast sonucu hayatını kaybetmiştir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John F Kennedy: Crisis

“The Chinese use two brushstrokes to write the word ‘crisis‘. One brushstroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.”

~John F Kennedy.

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English: John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States. Slightly modified from original (right eye darkened to match brightness of left). Türkçe: John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nin 35. Başkanı. 1961 yılında Başkanlık görevine başlayan Kennedy, 1963 yılında hâlâ görevdeyken bir suikast sonucu hayatını kaybetmiştir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

John F. Kennedy: Physical fitness

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Photo portrait of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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English: Harold Holt and U.S President John F. Kennedy meeting in the Oval office in 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.

John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

John F. Kennedy: Nation afraid of its people

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“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy: Unafraid

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)