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President Kennedy Sayings By Jon Meacham: I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22, 1963, the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered, cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas; it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived. — Jon Meacham
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President Kennedy Sayings By Frederick Forsyth: The Jackal was perfectly aware that in 1963 General de Gaulle was not only the The Jackal was perfectly aware that in 1963 General de Gaulle was not only the President of France; he was also the most closely and skilfully guarded figure in the Western world. To assassinate him, as was later proved, was considerably more difficult than to kill President John F. Kennedy of the United States. Although the English killer did not know it, French security experts who had through American courtesy been given an opportunity to study the precautions taken to guard the life of President Kennedy had returned somewhat disdainful of those precautions as exercised by the American Secret Service. The French experts rejection of the American methods was later justified when in November 1963 John Kennedy was killed in Dallas by a half-crazed and security-slack amateur while Charles de Gaulle lived on, to retire in peace and eventually to die in his own home. — Frederick Forsyth
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President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: Whatever the political affiliation of our next President, whatever his views may be on all Whatever the political affiliation of our next President, whatever his views may be on all the issues and problems that rush in upon us, he must above all be the chief executive in every sense of the word. — John F. Kennedy
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President Kennedy Sayings By Marilyn Monroe: Jack Kennedy could have been a movie star himself. He had the charisma, the charm, Jack Kennedy could have been a movie star himself. He had the charisma, the charm, that come-hither quality that can never be duplicated. Is it any wonder he got elected president? — Marilyn Monroe
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President Kennedy Sayings By Robert A. Caro: Strength with which President Kennedy dispatched his enemies" - a tribute couched in rather remarkable Strength with which President Kennedy dispatched his enemies" - a tribute couched in rather remarkable words: Johnson described Kennedy "when he looks you straight in the eye and puts that knife into you without flinching. — Robert A. Caro
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President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kerry: We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never allow the President and his Republican friends to threaten Social Security by putting it on the Wall Street trading block. — John F. Kerry
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President Kennedy Sayings By Charles A. Crenshaw: Had I been allowed to testify, I would have told them that there is absolutely Had I been allowed to testify, I would have told them that there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the bullet that killed President Kennedy was shot from the grassy knoll area. I would have also informed the Warren Commission about the call I received from Lyndon Johnson while we were operating on Lee Harvey Oswald. President Johnson told me that a man in the operating room would get a deathbed confession from Oswald. — Charles A. Crenshaw
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President Kennedy Sayings By Mitt Romney: When President Kennedy challenged Americans to go to the moon, the question wasn't whether we'd When President Kennedy challenged Americans to go to the moon, the question wasn't whether we'd get there, it was only when we'd get there. — Mitt Romney
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President Kennedy Sayings By Clint Hill: President Kennedy knew every agent by name. President Johnson knew many of us, but not President Kennedy knew every agent by name. President Johnson knew many of us, but not as many as President Kennedy, probably. — Clint Hill
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President Kennedy Sayings By Michael J. Marquardt: Others felt that their question had already been answered in the minds of other group Others felt that their question had already been answered in the minds of other group members, and if they asked the question, it would be considered a dumb question, and they would be put down as being stupid or not going along with the group. Because people did not ask questions, people lost lives when the Titanic sank, when the Challenger crashed, when President Kennedy authorized a covert attack on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. — Michael J. Marquardt
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President Kennedy Sayings By Pierre Salinger: On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself. — Pierre Salinger
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President Kennedy Sayings By Erin Passons: I've heard so many people, particularly people of faith, say they could look past his I've heard so many people, particularly people of faith, say they could look past his wrongdoings. When they're pressed further, the reply is always some variation of "He doesn't mean what he says," "It's just to get a rise out of people," or "It's all for show." When you turn a blind eye and a deaf ear and say nothing, you are in fact saying everything. You are telling others you approve of immorality and injustice. You are telling them you support the marginalization and vilification of those who are different from you. You are telling them that fear reigns supreme and that you will tolerate nefarious behavior. As President John F. Kennedy said in a speech: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crises, maintain their neutrality."

- Amy Erickson — Erin Passons
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President Kennedy Sayings By Barack Obama: Here's the truth: the Soviet Union had thousands of nuclear weapons, and Iran doesn't have Here's the truth: the Soviet Union had thousands of nuclear weapons, and Iran doesn't have a single one. But when the world was on the brink of nuclear holocaust, Kennedy talked to Khrushchev and he got those missiles out of Cuba. Why shouldn't we have the same courage and the confidence to talk to our enemies? That's what strong countries do, that's what strong presidents do, that's what I'll do when I'm president of the United States of America. — Barack Obama
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President Kennedy Sayings By Robert Dallek: Whatever the long-term legal prospects for same-sex marriage, President Obama's willingness to put the matter Whatever the long-term legal prospects for same-sex marriage, President Obama's willingness to put the matter front and center in an election year can at least make him a candidate for inclusion in Kennedy's Profiles in Courage. — Robert Dallek
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President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: No country can possibly move ahead, no free society can possibly be sustained, unless it No country can possibly move ahead, no free society can possibly be sustained, unless it has an educated citizenry whose qualities of mind and heart permit it to take part in the complicated and increasingly sophisticated decisions that pour not only upon the President and upon the Congress, but upon all the citizens who exercise the ultimate power. — John F. Kennedy
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President Kennedy Sayings By Patrick Cockburn: US Vice President Joe Biden gave the US government's real view of its regional and US Vice President Joe Biden gave the US government's real view of its regional and Syrian allies with undiplomatic frankness when speaking at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard University's Institute of Politics on October 2. He told his audience that Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and UAE were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war. What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world. — Patrick Cockburn
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President Kennedy Sayings By Jim Garrison: The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug. — Jim Garrison
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President Kennedy Sayings By Stephen Kinzer: According to historian Ellen Hammer, he (Pres. Kennedy) was, 'shaken and depressed.' to realize that, According to historian Ellen Hammer, he (Pres. Kennedy) was, 'shaken and depressed.' to realize that, 'the first Catholic ever to become a Vietnamese chief of state was dead, assassinated as a direct result of a policy authorized by the first American Catholic president.' At one point an aide tried to console him by reminding him that Diem and Nhu had been tyrants.
'No," he replied. "They were in a difficult position.' They did the best they could for their country. — Stephen Kinzer
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President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: While they came from a variety of religious backgrounds and held a wide variety of While they came from a variety of religious backgrounds and held a wide variety of religious beliefs, each of our presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God. — John F. Kennedy
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President Kennedy Sayings By Charlton Heston: We don't think well of our presidents when they are serving. Even Kennedy, with such We don't think well of our presidents when they are serving. Even Kennedy, with such a short presidency, was beginning to lose his remarkable appeal to the American people when he was suddenly sainted by death. — Charlton Heston
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President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: Every president has taken comfort and courage when told ... that the Lord "will be Every president has taken comfort and courage when told ... that the Lord "will be with thee. He will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Fear not-neither be thou dismayed." — John F. Kennedy
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President Kennedy Sayings By Mike Pence: The heroes of my childhood were Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy ... The heroes of my childhood were Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy ... but I was inspired by the ideals of our 40th president and became a Republican. — Mike Pence
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President Kennedy Sayings By Tim Ryan: I just find Bobby Kennedy's short campaign for president so inspiring because his rhetoric identified I just find Bobby Kennedy's short campaign for president so inspiring because his rhetoric identified what America can be like if we care about each other. — Tim Ryan
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President Kennedy Sayings By Jeff Greenfield: In early 1961 a new president, John F. Kennedy, was told by military leaders and In early 1961 a new president, John F. Kennedy, was told by military leaders and civilian officials that the Kingdom of Laos - of no conceivable strategic importance to the U.S. - required the presence of American troops and perhaps even tactical nuclear weapons. Why? Because if Laos fell, Asia would go red from Thailand to Indonesia. — Jeff Greenfield
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President Kennedy Sayings By Ann Coulter: Liberals had tried convincing Americans to vote for them, but that kept ending badly. Except Liberals had tried convincing Americans to vote for them, but that kept ending badly. Except for Lyndon Johnson's aberrational 1964 landslide, Democrats have not been able to get a majority of white people to vote for them in any presidential election since 1948.13 Their only hope was to bring in new voters. Okay, fine. You won't vote for us, America? We tried this the easy way, but you give us no choice. We're going to overwhelm you with new voters from the Third World. As Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy wrote for the Roper Center in 1998: "The 1965 Immigration Reform Act promoted by President Kennedy, drafted by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy has resulted in a wave of immigration from the Third World that should shift the nation in a more liberal direction within a generation. It will go down as the Kennedy family's greatest gift to the Democratic Party."14 — Ann Coulter
President Kennedy Sayings By Malcolm X: Whether we are Christians or Muslims or nationalists or agnostics or atheists, we must first Whether we are Christians or Muslims or nationalists or agnostics or atheists, we must first learn to forget our differences. If we have differences, let us differ in the closet; when we come out in front, let us not have anything to argue about until we get finished arguing with the man. If the late President Kennedy could get together with Khrushchev and exchange some wheat, we certainly have more in common with each other than Kennedy and Khrushchev had with each other. — Malcolm X
President Kennedy Sayings By Edward Kennedy: I applaud the fact that the president has reached out to the members of Judiciary I applaud the fact that the president has reached out to the members of Judiciary Committee. And I applaud. the fact that he has been meeting with members of the Judiciary Committee. He's been seeking out Republicans as well as Democrats. — Edward Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Bianca Jagger: Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war? — Bianca Jagger
President Kennedy Sayings By Vincent Bugliosi: If Lee Harvey Oswald had nothing to do with President Kennedy's assassination and was framed If Lee Harvey Oswald had nothing to do with President Kennedy's assassination and was framed ... this otherwise independent and defiant would-be revolutionary, who disliked taking orders from anyone, turned out to be the most willing and cooperative frame-ee in the history of mankind!! Because the evidence of his guilt is so monumental, that he could have just as well gone around with a large sign on his back declaring in bold letters 'I Just Murdered President John F. Kennedy'!!! — Vincent Bugliosi
President Kennedy Sayings By Pierre Salinger: President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of information. — Pierre Salinger
President Kennedy Sayings By John Irving: I certainly think Obama is the most hopeful president I've seen in the country since I certainly think Obama is the most hopeful president I've seen in the country since John Kennedy. — John Irving
President Kennedy Sayings By John Catsimatidis: Bill Clinton told me that when he was 14, he shook John Kennedy's hand, and Bill Clinton told me that when he was 14, he shook John Kennedy's hand, and that inspired him to be president. — John Catsimatidis
President Kennedy Sayings By Clint Hill: The fact that President-elect Kennedy would be the first Catholic president did not sit well The fact that President-elect Kennedy would be the first Catholic president did not sit well with many Americans. There was a fear that, as president, Kennedy's decisions would be based on his religion and dictated by the pope. — Clint Hill
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment's I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment's guarantees of religious liberty ... Neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test - even by indirection. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Marian Wright Edelman: So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been. — Marian Wright Edelman
President Kennedy Sayings By Paul R. Ehrlich: There are lots of excellent analysts out there. John Holdren at the Harvard Kennedy School, There are lots of excellent analysts out there. John Holdren at the Harvard Kennedy School, who was just president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been talking about this stuff for years. There are lots of people out there who understand what's going on. The problem is, they aren't much picked up on Fox News. — Paul R. Ehrlich
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free. They are not yet freed from the bonds of injustice. They are not yet freed from social and economic oppression. And this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Russell Baker: When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and the tensions among such people can be dramatic, as they were when President Kennedy was killed. — Russell Baker
President Kennedy Sayings By Peter O'Toole: It was around 1985 before I heard the news of President Kennedy's assassination. It was around 1985 before I heard the news of President Kennedy's assassination. — Peter O'Toole
President Kennedy Sayings By Gore Vidal: In August 1961, I visited President Kennedy at Hyannis Port. The Berlin Wall was going In August 1961, I visited President Kennedy at Hyannis Port. The Berlin Wall was going up, and he was about to begin a huge military buildup - reluctantly, or so he said, as he puffed on a cigar liberated by a friend from Castro's Cuba. — Gore Vidal
President Kennedy Sayings By Gretchen Rubin: Kennedy was president for only 1,037 days, but during his short tenure, he achieved much. Kennedy was president for only 1,037 days, but during his short tenure, he achieved much. At the Cold War's most dangerous hour, he preserved the peace. He improved relations with the Soviet Union and replaced tension over Berlin with a limited test ban treaty. — Gretchen Rubin
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: Should I become President ... I will not risk American lives ... by permitting any Should I become President ... I will not risk American lives ... by permitting any other nation to drag us into the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time through an unwise commitment that is unwise militarily, unnecessary to our security and unsupported by our allies. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Caroline Kennedy: We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open and tolerant society, and who knows that the world can be made new again - and that President is Al Gore. — Caroline Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Jackie Kennedy: Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow? — Jackie Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Muhammad Ali: People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing. — Muhammad Ali
President Kennedy Sayings By Nicolas Maduro: I am just a humble worker. Commander Chavez decided I should be president. To President I am just a humble worker. Commander Chavez decided I should be president. To President Obama, we remember that young leader and of the workers of Chicago. So we have a different kind of relation. For him and John Kerry. We talked to Edward Kennedy. — Nicolas Maduro
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this plight. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Richard E. Farley: The president has great confidence in him because he made his pile, has invested all The president has great confidence in him because he made his pile, has invested all his money in Government securities and knows all of the tricks of the trade. Apparently he is going on the assumption that Kennedy would now like to make a name for himself for the sake of his family, but I have never known many of these cases to work out as expected."29 — Richard E. Farley
President Kennedy Sayings By Jackie Kennedy: There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot. There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot. — Jackie Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Joseph P. Kennedy III: It's my name on the ballot, and it's me running this race. I'm the one It's my name on the ballot, and it's me running this race. I'm the one doing this. Not my father and not my grandfather and not my great-uncle and not President Kennedy. — Joseph P. Kennedy III
President Kennedy Sayings By Clint Hill: Somebody had fired a shot at the President, and I had to get myself between Somebody had fired a shot at the President, and I had to get myself between the shooter and the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Nothing else mattered. — Clint Hill
President Kennedy Sayings By David Pietrusza: Eleanor Roosevelt on the changes in John F. Kennedy that led her to drop her Eleanor Roosevelt on the changes in John F. Kennedy that led her to drop her opposition to his nomination for president: He has the qualities of a scholar, and a sense of history. I had the feeling that he was the man who can learn. I like him better than I ever had before because he seemed so little caulk-sure, and I think he has a mind that is open to new ideas. — David Pietrusza
President Kennedy Sayings By David Kay: Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers. — David Kay
President Kennedy Sayings By Jimmy Hoffa: He's not just the most powerful man in labor," Robert Kennedy had said in the He's not just the most powerful man in labor," Robert Kennedy had said in the wake of Hoffa's announcement; "he's the most powerful man in the country, next to the President. — Jimmy Hoffa
President Kennedy Sayings By Newton N. Minow: On a visit to the space program, President Kennedy asked me about the satellite. I On a visit to the space program, President Kennedy asked me about the satellite. I told him that it would be more important than sending a man into space. "Why?" he asked. "Because," I said, "this satellite will send ideas into space, and ideas last longer than men. — Newton N. Minow
President Kennedy Sayings By Marian Wright Edelman: When President Kennedy was elected, many black Americans, like so many Americans, were captivated by When President Kennedy was elected, many black Americans, like so many Americans, were captivated by his youth and energy and promise and were especially hopeful that he might move the country in a new direction on civil rights. — Marian Wright Edelman
President Kennedy Sayings By Ken Follett: What about America? They believe in democracy. Surely they'll sell guns to Spain?" "You'd think What about America? They believe in democracy. Surely they'll sell guns to Spain?" "You'd think so, wouldn't you? But there's a well-financed Catholic lobby, led by a millionaire called Joseph Kennedy, opposing any help to the Spanish government. And a Democratic president needs Catholic support. Roosevelt won't do anything to jeopardize his New Deal. — Ken Follett
President Kennedy Sayings By Jeane Dixon: [On President Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22, 1963:] Something dreadful is going to happen to the [On President Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22, 1963:] Something dreadful is going to happen to the president today. — Jeane Dixon
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: And finally, at age seventy, having distinguished himself as a brilliant Secretary of State, an And finally, at age seventy, having distinguished himself as a brilliant Secretary of State, an independent President and an eloquent member of Congress, he was to record somberly that his "whole life has been a succession of disappointments. I can scarcely recollect a single instance of success in anything that I ever undertook." Yet — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By James H. Fetzer: I have this feeling that whoever's elected president, no matter what promises you make on I have this feeling that whoever's elected president, no matter what promises you make on the campaign trail - blah, blah, blah - when you win, you go into this smoky room with the twelve industrialist, capitalist scumfucks that got you in there, and this little screen comes down ... and it's a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you've never seen before, which looks suspiciously off the grassy knoll ... and then the screen comes up, the lights come on, and they say to the new president, 'Any questions?'" "Just what my agenda is." - Bill Hicks — James H. Fetzer
President Kennedy Sayings By Ronald Kessler: During the Cuban Missile Crisis, decisions made by President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader During the Cuban Missile Crisis, decisions made by President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev could have plunged both countries into thermonuclear war. — Ronald Kessler
President Kennedy Sayings By Ellen Kennedy: I don't want to hate the presidenti don't want to go to harvardi don't want I don't want to hate the president
i don't want to go to harvard
i don't want to win the pulitzer prize
i just want to sit in my bathtub
and think about relationships i will never have
with people i will never meet
and then go lay in my bed
with a magnifying glass
and count all the stiches in my sheets
until i fall asleep
and wake up
to repeat again. — Ellen Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By James Ellroy: Bissell fingered his napkin. "I do, Mr. Boyd. And I know how generous Mr. Hoffa, Bissell fingered his napkin. "I do, Mr. Boyd. And I know how generous Mr. Hoffa, Mr. Marcello and a few other Italian gentlemen have been to the Cause, and I know that you possess a certain amount of influence in the Kennedy camp. And as the President's chief Cuban-issue liaison, I also know that Fidel Castro and Communism are a good deal worse than the Mafia, although I wouldn't dream of asking you to intercede on our friends' behalf, because it might cost you credibility with your sacred Kennedys."
Stanton dropped his soup spoon. Pete let a big breath out eeeasy.
Boyd put out a big shit-eating grin. "I'm glad you feel that way, Mr. Bissell. Because if you did ask me, I'd have to tell you to go fuck yourself. — James Ellroy
President Kennedy Sayings By Thomas E. Woods Jr.: Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan: "President Reagan's deepest soul is not Republican-conservative but New Deal-Second World War Democrat. Thus his well noted preference for citing FDR and Kennedy as noble precedents for his actions rather than Coolidge, Hoover, or even Eisenhower. The word 'revolution' springs lightly from his lips, for anything from tax reform to narcotics prosecution. Reagan's passion for crusades, moral and military, is scarcely American-conservative. — Thomas E. Woods Jr.
President Kennedy Sayings By Tariq Ali: In 1962, President Kennedy expanded an earlier trade embargo put in place by a predecessor, In 1962, President Kennedy expanded an earlier trade embargo put in place by a predecessor, President Eisenhower, to a total economic blockade, which pushed the Cubans further in Moscow's direction. — Tariq Ali
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: I am the Democratic Party's candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters - and the church does not speak for me. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Robert Kennedy: If I get to be president, what can I do anyway? With Congress and the If I get to be president, what can I do anyway? With Congress and the press, what chance do I have to make basic changes? — Robert Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Sukarno: I liked Kennedy. So far, he is the only American president who could talk with I liked Kennedy. So far, he is the only American president who could talk with me and with whom I could talk. I know Johnson, but I have not yet a clear opinion of him. — Sukarno
President Kennedy Sayings By Joe Biden: There is no inherent power in the office of the vice presidency. Zero. None. It's There is no inherent power in the office of the vice presidency. Zero. None. It's all a reflection of your relationship with the president. I mean, Kennedy never let Johnson in the office. — Joe Biden
President Kennedy Sayings By Arlen Specter: Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that sometimes party asks too much. — Arlen Specter
President Kennedy Sayings By Husain Haqqani: Three American presidents-Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson-have asked the question: Three American presidents-Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson-have asked the question: What do we get from aiding Pakistan? Five-Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama-have wondered aloud whether Pakistan's leaders can be trusted to keep their word. — Husain Haqqani
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition and both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Alex Jones: When John Kennedy attempted to take the government back from the back from the robber When John Kennedy attempted to take the government back from the back from the robber barons, he was brutally murdered. The message to future US president and leaders across the world was clear: do as you're told, or die. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the last true president of the United States. And until the globalists are removed from power, we will never have another real one. — Alex Jones
President Kennedy Sayings By Nancy Gibbs: Lydon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy's Lydon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy's shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One. — Nancy Gibbs
President Kennedy Sayings By Lyndon B. Johnson: I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for. — Lyndon B. Johnson
President Kennedy Sayings By Jackie Speier: Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the gap between men and Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the gap between men and women's earnings has narrowed by less than a half-cent per year. At this rate, American women will have to wait until 2062 to bring home the same salary as their male counterparts. — Jackie Speier
President Kennedy Sayings By Jeffrey R. Holland: There is a line from Dante that says, "The arrow seen before cometh less rudely." There is a line from Dante that says, "The arrow seen before cometh less rudely." President John F. Kennedy put one aspect of the same thought into one of his state of the union messages this way: "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." The Boy Scouts say it best of all: "Be prepared." That isn't just cracker-barrel wisdom with us; it is theology. "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30) — Jeffrey R. Holland
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Kai Bird: In April 1962, McGeorge Bundy - the former Harvard dean and now national security adviser In April 1962, McGeorge Bundy - the former Harvard dean and now national security adviser to President Kennedy - had Oppenheimer invited to a White House dinner honoring forty-nine Nobel laureates. At this gala affair, Oppie rubbed elbows with such other luminaries as the poet Robert Frost, the astronaut John Glenn and the writer Norman Cousins. Everyone laughed when Kennedy quipped, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Afterwards, — Kai Bird
President Kennedy Sayings By Kitty Kelley: John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children. — Kitty Kelley
President Kennedy Sayings By Augusta DeJuan Hathaway: President John F. Kennedy said it best, "ask not what your country can do for President John F. Kennedy said it best, "ask not what your country can do for you -ask what you can do for your country" I may not be called to go fight behind enemy lines, but I am sure as hell going to make sure that our American soldiers are physically strong and in-shape to kick the enemies ***! I am determine to be the best military fitness trainer I can be!! This is what I do for my country and I love it! — Augusta DeJuan Hathaway
President Kennedy Sayings By Mario Cuomo: In 1962, President Kennedy succeeded in captivating Americans by explaining the advantages of being the In 1962, President Kennedy succeeded in captivating Americans by explaining the advantages of being the first country to reach the moon and the dangers of allowing another nation to beat us there. — Mario Cuomo
President Kennedy Sayings By Jackie Kennedy: I think the major role of the First Lady is to take care of the I think the major role of the First Lady is to take care of the President so that he can best serve the people. And not to fail her family, her husband, and children. — Jackie Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Jon Stewart: Really, an historic night last night. You may have heard, Barack Obama will be the Really, an historic night last night. You may have heard, Barack Obama will be the first black president of the United States of America ... Obama is also the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the vote since Jimmy Carter, the first senator to be elected since Jack Kennedy, the first Muslim to be ... I said too much. — Jon Stewart
President Kennedy Sayings By Barack Obama: Part of what's unique about climate change, though, is the nature of some of the Part of what's unique about climate change, though, is the nature of some of the opposition to action. It's pretty rare that you'll encounter somebody who says the problem you're trying to solve simply doesn't exist. When President Kennedy set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it wouldn't be worth it; it was going to be too expensive, it was going to be too hard, it would take too long. But nobody ignored the science. I don't remember anybody saying that the moon wasn't there or that it was made of cheese. — Barack Obama
President Kennedy Sayings By Donald Jeffries: On November 26, 1963, President Johnson had signed National SecurityAction Memorandum, 273, which was in On November 26, 1963, President Johnson had signed National Security
Action Memorandum, 273, which was in diametrical opposition to JFK's
NSAM 263. While Kennedy's body was still warm in his grave when LBJ's
signature changed future US direction in Vietnam, NSAM 273 had, incredibly
enough, actually been drafted on November 21, 1963, while Kennedy was
still alive. The memo was written by National Security Advisor McGeorge
Bundy (more on him later). Why would such a memo have been created,
when it contradicted JFK's policy and certainly would not have been signed
by him? LBJ let it be known early on that he wanted to "win" in Vietnam,
and had no intention of following Kennedy's plans to withdraw completely
by 1965. — Donald Jeffries
President Kennedy Sayings By Carl Sagan: Scientists constantly get clobbered with the idea that we spent 27 billion dollars on the Scientists constantly get clobbered with the idea that we spent 27 billion dollars on the Apollo programs, and are asked "What more do you want?" We didn't spend it; it was done for political reasons ... Apollo was a response to the Bay of Pigs fiasco and to the successful orbital flight of Yuri Gagarin. President Kennedy's objective was not to find out the origin of the moon by the end of the decade; rather it was to put a man on the moon and bring him back, and we did that. — Carl Sagan
President Kennedy Sayings By James Baldwin: White Americans find it as difficult as white people elsewhere do to divest themselves of White Americans find it as difficult as white people elsewhere do to divest themselves of the notion that they are in possession of some intrinsic value that black people need, or want. And this assumption - which, for example, makes the solution to the Negro problem depend on the speed with which Negroes accept and adopt white standards - is revealed in all kinds of striking ways, from Bobby Kennedy's assurance that a Negro can become President in forty years to the unfortunate tone of warm congratulation with which so many liberals address their Negro equals. — James Baldwin
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: The function and responsibility of the President is to set before the American people the The function and responsibility of the President is to set before the American people the unfinished business, the things we must do if we are going to succeed as a nation. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By David Talbot: I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed. — David Talbot
President Kennedy Sayings By Kitty Kelley: When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father's rightful heir, she laid When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father's rightful heir, she laid upon him the mantle of Camelot and the enduring mystique of John F. Kennedy, who, according to polls, continues to be America's most beloved president. — Kitty Kelley
President Kennedy Sayings By Neil Warnock: I remember the day when they sold Brian Deane and Jan Aage Fjortoft. It was I remember the day when they sold Brian Deane and Jan Aage Fjortoft. It was like when President Kennedy got shot. — Neil Warnock
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Henry Wade: I would say that without any doubt he's the killer - the law says beyond I would say that without any doubt he's the killer - the law says beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty which I - there's no question that he was the killer of President Kennedy. — Henry Wade
President Kennedy Sayings By Mike Pence: Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut marginal tax rates, when Ronald Reagan cut marginal tax rates, when President Bush imposed those tax cuts, they actually generated economic growth. They expanded the economy. They expand tax revenues. — Mike Pence
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: The White House was designed by Hoban, a noted Irish-American architect, and I have no The White House was designed by Hoban, a noted Irish-American architect, and I have no doubt that he believed by incorporating several features of the Dublin style he would make it more homelike for any President of Irish descent. It was a long wait, but I appreciate his efforts. — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By John F. Kennedy: A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn." I want to deny that! — John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy Sayings By Thomas Mallon: Bobby Kennedy's conduct toward Lyndon Johnson was childish and despicable. As the years went on, Bobby Kennedy's conduct toward Lyndon Johnson was childish and despicable. As the years went on, he displayed nasty, self-pitying, and messianic qualities that would have made him a dangerously authoritarian president. — Thomas Mallon
President Kennedy Sayings By Bernard L. Schwartz: With the sole exception of President Bill Clinton, whose 'bridge to the 21st century' evoked With the sole exception of President Bill Clinton, whose 'bridge to the 21st century' evoked the vision and optimism of other great Democratic presidents of the 20th century, such as FDR and John F. Kennedy, pessimism about America's economic future has been the hallmark of modern progressivism. — Bernard L. Schwartz
President Kennedy Sayings By Mike Honda: It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work. — Mike Honda