"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."John F. Kennedy on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."John F. Kennedy on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."John F. Kennedy on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."John F. Kennedy on T. S. Eliot
"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."John F. Kennedy on Tom Brokaw
"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."