Indelible JFK Quotes JFK on the Arts —Then-Senator Kennedy, in a speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 14, 1956. As President, Kennedy often would invite artists, writers and musicians to the White House. JFK on Immortality —Remarks at the opening of a radio transmission facility for the U.S. Information Agency, Feb. 8, 1963. The President noted that it was a more powerful tool for communication than even the Telstar satellite, because it could broadcast the Voice of America directly into foreign listeners' homes. JFK on Humanity —White House press conference, Nov. 20, 1962, the first after he had negotiated a resolution of the Cuban missile crisis with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. A reporter had asked about the significance of Khrushchev's seemingly conciliatory remark that the communists could learn something even from capitalists. JFK on War —From a private meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at the June 1961 summit in Vienna, Austria. Kennedy was responding to Khrushchev's accusation that the U.S. was the aggressor in the Cold War, and that "It is up to the U.S. to decide whether there will be war or peace." According to historian Robert Dallek, despite Kennedy's tough talk, he left the meeting deeply distressed about escalating tensions between the two countries, which culminated the following October in the Cuban missile crisis. JFK on Responsibility —Speech at California Democratic Party dinner, Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 1961. Kennedy himself was frequently the target of accusations by conspiracy theorists that he was a communist sympathizer or worse. JFK on Social Justice —Then-Senator Kennedy in the first Presidential debate with Vice-President Richard Nixon, Sept. 26, 1960, Chicago, Illinois. The future President's views on civil rights were part of his opening statement. JFK on the Extraordinary —Speech at a White House dinner honoring Nobel Laureates, Apr. 29, 1962. JFK on Unity —Commencement address, American University, Washington, D.C. June 10, 1963. In the speech, Kennedy warned that the arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union not only endangered both nations, but wasted resources that could be better used to fight global poverty. JFK on Democracy —Remarks to diplomatic corps at the White House, March 13, 1961. At the time, Kennedy and his aides were trying to develop a strategy for promoting democracy and fighting poverty and inequality in Latin America, before communists made inroads there. 1 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Mary Quigley 5pts Remembering JFK!!!! Powerful words!