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John F. Kennedy [1917-63]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a U.S. Navy hero in World War II. He served as Congressman from Massachusetts from 1947-52, U.S. Senator from 1953‑60, and U.S. President #35 from 1961-63. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963. His legacy includes the Peace Corps, the Navy SEALs, putting a man on the Moon, the decade-long VietNam War, and the landmark Civil Rights Act (passed by successor Lyndon B. Johnson).       

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“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival
and the success of Liberty.”  (Inaugural Address 20 January 1961)  {Issue #17 & blog 1/2011}
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“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.”  {Issue #64 & blog 2/2011}
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“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”  {Issue #68}
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“There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to fish
and a time to cut bait.” (improvising from Ecclesiastes)  {blog 10/2008}
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“We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient, that we are only six percent
of the world's population, that we cannot impose our will on the other 94 percent of mankind, and that therefore
there cannot be an American solution to every problem.” (in 1961)  {blog 2/2009}
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“There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow.”  {blog 9/2009}
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“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”  {blog 4/2014}
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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.”  {blog 9/2014}
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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”  {blog 7/2016}
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“Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”  {blog 1/2017}
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“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”  {blog 3/2017}

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