Great Quotes From Great Men


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

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

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

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“”Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” – Abraham Lincoln

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A house divided against itself cannot stand — I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” – Abraham Lincoln

Great quotes from the great men who truly did make America great. No further explanation is needed.

4 thoughts on “Great Quotes From Great Men

  1. Always did like Kennedy”s: ” Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your country.” Today it is: How much can this country give me FREE. – Have a great day.

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  2. These quotes are from a time when public figures still had a bit of sophistication and eloquence in their speech. Now we hear things like, “Let’s bomb the $h1t out of ISIS.” Eloquence in presidential language, it could be argued, ended with JFK.


    • Thanks! I loved all of these … could have included many more, but I tried to keep it short so people would actually read the whole thing, and I thought these were the most appropriate under current circumstances. Glad you liked them! 😉


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