John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, would have been 98 today.
While the most well-known thing about his birthday might be the infamous Marilyn Monroe performance of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" in 1962, today we honor JFK for his wisdom, commitment to racial equality, support of education for all, and consistent call to action for the American people to be strong and great with these 13 quotes.
Happy birthday, Mr. President.
"If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live."
"Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future."
"...we can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves."
"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. … The human mind is our fundamental resource."
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."