After enduring four years of a President exploiting our differences, I'm honoring the eloquence of a leader who reminded us of what we share."Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this same planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
John F. Kennedy, Commencement Speech at American University, June 10, 1963
"Let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation's future is at stake. Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause – united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future – and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance."
John F. Kennedy,undelivered speech, scheduled for the Dallas Trade Mart, November 22, 1963