John F. Kennedy Quote

I come here today to look across this world of threats to a world of peace. In that search we cannot expect any final triumph — for new problems will always arise. We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems — for conformity is the jailor of freedom, and the enemy of growth. Nor can we expect to reach our goal by contrivance, by fiat or even by the wishes of all.
But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss, let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone. If we all can persevere, if we can in every land and office look beyond our own shores and ambitions, then surely the age will dawn in which the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.


UN speech, 25 September 1961

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I come here today to look across this world of threats to a world of peace. In that search we cannot expect any final triumph — for new problems...

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I come here today to look across this world of threats to a world of peace. In that search we cannot expect any final triumph — for new problems...