"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."John F. Kennedy on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."John F. Kennedy on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."John F. Kennedy on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."John F. Kennedy on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."John F. Kennedy on Thomas Paine
"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."