A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
John F. Kennedy
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days . . .nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
The 1930s, Kennedy said, 'taught us a clear lesson; aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.