Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.
In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.