"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."John F. Kennedy on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."John F. Kennedy on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."John F. Kennedy on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."John F. Kennedy on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."John F. Kennedy on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"The best road to progress is freedom's road."
"We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last."