On what would be his st birthday, here are 25 fascinating facts about JFK. From a young age, John F. Kennedy battled a range of health problems, some of which appeared to be life-threatening—so much so that he received the sacramental last rites a total of four times:
Quotes[ edit ] War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.
I can assure you that every degree of mind and spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States and to the cause of freedom around the world. I believe in an America that is on the march — an America respected by all nationsfriends and foes alike — an America that is moving, doing, working, trying — a strong America in a world of peace.
That peace must be based on world law and world orderon the mutual respect of all nations for the rights and powers of others and on a world economy in which no nation lacks the ability to provide a decent standard of living for all of its people.
Because great risks were taken in that regard, it seems to me that we have some right to claim that this open society of ours which risked much, gained much. We sometimes chafe at the burden of our obligationsthe complexity of our decisionsthe agony of our choices. But there is no comfort or security for us in evasion, no solution in abdication, no relief in irresponsibility.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
Although a country may stand still, history never stands still. Thus, if we do not soon begin to move forward again, we will inevitably be left behind. For, as Socrates told us, "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable. Hostility today is a factbut it is not a ruling law.
The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and our common vulnerability on this planet. Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
This tiger has other ideas. We, the peopleare the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadershipbe it good or bad, that we demand and deserve. In a world of danger and trial, peace is our deepest aspiration … But it is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
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.
A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequencesin spite of obstacles and dangersand pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.May 31, · John F. Kennedy assassinated John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.
Oct 29, · Watch video · Elected in as the 35th president of the United States, year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold that office. The assassination of John F.
Kennedy has created a conspiracy industry that has produced hundreds of books and few answers. This amateur mega-site attempts to undermine every JFK conspiracy theory known to man, proving that you can find "evidence" for almost any theory you want to believe.
For fifty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history. At p.m. on November 22, , President John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead, the victim of a /5().
Although a country may stand still, history never stands still. Thus, if we do not soon begin to move forward again, we will inevitably be left behind.
But effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. For, as Socrates told us, "If a man does not . Assassination of John F.
Kennedy, mortal shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S.
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