is the law of life, and those who look only to the
past or the present are certain to miss the
those people in the huts and villages of half the
globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we
pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves,
for whatever period is required, not because the
Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their
votes, but because it is right. If a free society
cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the
few who are rich.
know nothing for sure...except the fact that you know
nothing for sure.
is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of
your enemies, but never forget their names.
fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for
you ask what you can do for your country.
are not afraid to entrust the American people with
unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies
and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to
let its people judge the truth and falsehood of an
open market is a nation that is afraid of its
is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive
quality of the press applied to you daily. . . . Even
though we never like it, and even though we wish they
didnít write it, and even though we disapprove,
there isnít any doubt that we could not do the job
at all in a free society without a very, very active
one has been barred on account of his race from
fighting or dying for America there are no
"white" or "colored" signs on the
foxholes or graveyards of battle.
ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the
security of all.
Mankind must put an end to war, or
war will put an end to mankind.
Those who make peaceful revolution
impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
We have the power to make this the
best generation of mankind in the history of the world
- or to
make it the last.
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... The
energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
endeavor will light our country and all who serve it,
and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.