"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."John F. Kennedy on Mark Twain
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."John F. Kennedy on George Washington
"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."John F. Kennedy on James A. Baldwin
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."John F. Kennedy on George William Curtis
"Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life."John F. Kennedy on Robin Hayes
"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."