Despite the shortness of his tenure, the iconic character of John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains intact more than 50 years after his death. In a few days in which the White House has been the center of attention of the eyes of the whole world, we wanted to take the opportunity to select twenty phrases from one of the most illustrious former tenants of it. Very suitable ideas not only for entrepreneurs, but also for all people who want to face new challenges every day.
20 Kennedy phrases to learn not to give up
Facing and leading the change
“Change is a law of life. And those who only look to the past or the present will surely miss the future”.
“Conformism is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
undertake and learn
“Things don’t happen. They are made to happen.”
“The more our knowledge grows, the more our ignorance shows itself.”
“Our progress as a nation cannot be faster than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
“Man is the most extraordinary computer of all.”
lead and risk
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”
“Those who risk failing miserably can achieve greatness.”
“Acting involves risks and costs. But they are far less than the long-term risks of comfortable inaction.”
“In Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
“Let’s never negotiate from fear. But let’s never be afraid to negotiate.”
“Once you say you’ll settle for second place, that’s what happens in your life.”
Look into the future
“Ultimately, our most basic common bond is that we all inhabit this little planet. We all breathe the same air. We all love our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
“History is a relentless teacher. It has no present, only past rushing into the future. To try to hold on is to be pushed aside.”
the human being
“The world’s problems cannot be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that have never been.”
“Our problems are man-made, so they can be solved by man. And the man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
“A person does what he must, despite the personal consequences, despite the obstacles, the dangers and the pressures; and that is the basis of human morality.”