Friday, May 29, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - JFK

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Today's subject of
The MMOB Daily Quote is a renowned war hero, the 35th President of the United States, and one of the few people in history known simply by his initials.

Let's start the day with a piece compiled by NBC called
John F. Kennedy: In His Own Words.

And now, here are some outstanding quotes from Mr. Kennedy to start our day.

A child miseducated is a child lost.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

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.

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.

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

Cheers! - Jason

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