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Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.

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Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

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Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

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The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

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A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

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A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.

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The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

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Israel was not created in order to disappear — Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

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John F. Kennedy — quotes and aphorisms

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government — he promised Dad he'd go straight.

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Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.

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The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

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When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

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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.

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

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Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

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There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

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We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch — we are going back from whence we came.

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