John Fitzgerald Kennedy: 12 quotes on his birthday

"Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." These iconic words were first heard in the inaugural address of one of the most popular presidents (11th overall, according to Wikipedia) in the history of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was America's youngest president, its only non-Protestant president, and the country's only president to win a Pulitzer prize. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Boston, and assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Here are 12 quotes from America's 35th President.

1. Self-sacrifice

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A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality.”

–Profiles in Courage (1956)

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