"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."John F. Kennedy on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."John F. Kennedy on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."John F. Kennedy on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."John F. Kennedy on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."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."