"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."John F. Kennedy on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."John F. Kennedy on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."John F. Kennedy on Helen Keller
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."John F. Kennedy on Ernest Hemingway
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."John F. Kennedy on Winston Churchill
"We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination."
"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."
"Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone."
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
"The best road to progress is freedom's road."