Geat Quotes by John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson

Great Quotes by John F. Kennedy

“It is time for a new generation of
leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For
there is a new world to be run.”

address, July 4, 1960

“The New Frontier of which I speak is
not a set of promises- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what
I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of

accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, July 15,

“Let the word go forth from this time
and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to
a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient
heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of
those human rights to which this nation has always been committed,
and to which we are committed today at home and around the

Let every nation know, whether it
wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the
survival and the success of liberty.

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


address, January 20, 1961


“The wave of the future is not the
conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation
of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.”

of California at Berkeley Address, March 23, 1962


“In a time of turbulence and change,
it is more true today than ever that knowledge is power.”

–White House
Dinner Reception, April 1962

“Liberty without learning is always in
peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.”

–Remarks at
Vanderbilt University, March 18, 1963

“Every American ought to have the right
to be treated as he would like to be treated, as one would wish to be
treated, as one would wish his children to be treated.”

address on civil rights, June 11, 1963

Great Quotes by Lyndon Baines


“All I have I would have given gladly
not to be standing here today.”

Address to Congress as President, November 27, 1963


“We have talked long enough in this
country about equal rights. We have talked for a hundred years or
more. It is time now to write the next chapter- and to write in the
books of law.”

–First State
of the Union Address, January 8, 1964


“This nation, this generation, in
this hour has man’s first chance to build a Great Society, a place
where the meaning of man’s life matches the marvels of man’s

accepting the presidential nomination, August, 1964

“In the land of great wealth, families
must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land of healing miracles,
neighbors must not suffer and die unattended. In a land of learning
and scholars, young people must be taught to read or right.”

“This administration today, here and
now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America… For the war
against poverty will not be won here in Washington. It must be won in
the field, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White
House. The program I will propose will emphasize this cooperative

–State of
the Union Address

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