John F. Kennedy
The American, by nature, is optimistic.
He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
We stand for freedom.
That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long - range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives forever.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Change is the law of life.
Those who look only to the past or the present are creation to miss the future.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.