On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was born. He was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963, but his legacy still lives on, as the Kennedys are widely considered America’s royal family. The fascination with the Kennedys continues to draw interest decades after he was murdered. 

In honor of JFK’s birthday -- he would have been 98 years old this year -- some of his most well-known quotes are listed below, courtesy of Brainy Quote:

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

2. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”

3. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”

4. “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.”

5. “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

6. “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.”

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

8. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”

9. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.”

10. “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.”

11. “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”

12. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

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