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Kennedy - Kierkegaard - King - Kipling - Kissinger

[To his brother in 1960, before the election] Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters: one represents danger, the other represents opportunity.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In a free society, art is not a weapon.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Failure has no friends.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Question: The Republican National Committee recently adopted a resolution saying you were pretty much of a failure. How do you feel about that?
President Kennedy: I assume it passed unanimously.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The blessings of liberty have too often stood for privilege, materialism and a life of ease.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
-- Svren Kierkegaard

Why should I have nightmares? I give them to you.
-- Steven King

This is the hour of pride and power
Talon and tusk and claw.
Oh, hear the call! -Good hunting all
That keep the Jungle Law!
-- Night-Song in the Jungle; Rudyard Kipling

I am the cat who walks by himself and all places are alike to me.
-- Rudyard Kipling

"...but Bagheera's honor is something that he will perhaps fight for," said Bagheera in his gentlest voice.
-- Rudyard Kipling

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
-- Henry Kissinger

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
-- Henry Kissinger

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