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John F. Kennedy

1917-1963. Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.

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The human mind is our fundamental resource.

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As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I've given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I'll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness.

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The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, ''You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.'' I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.

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It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

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The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

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The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.

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Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.

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Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.

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In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.

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