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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

- John F. Kennedy



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.

- John F. Kennedy



A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

- John F. Kennedy



Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

- John F. Kennedy



We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

- John F. Kennedy



Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

- John F. Kennedy



Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

- John F. Kennedy



Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

- John F. Kennedy