Archive for the ‘John F. Kennedy’ Category

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate…

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

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Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility — I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would…

My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

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The New Frontier is… a set of challenges… It appeals to (our) pride, not to (our) pocketbook – it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Woodrow Wilson’s New Freedom promised our nation a new political and economic framework. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal promised security and succor to those in need. But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges…

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