The 11/22/13 Joy Jar

22 Nov

There was a time in American history when WE as a nation felt we could do anything and chase any dream and catch it. President Kennedy was a metaphor for that time. WE can all hope a period of optimism and dreaming returns to a bruised and battered country. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the spirit typified by President Kennedy.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

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

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy

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.
John F. Kennedy

The best road to progress is freedom’s road.
John F. Kennedy

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

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

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

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

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy

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