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George Smathers Quotes and Sayings

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Kennedy was a lot of fun, always.
He had something going on.
But not Nixon.
- George Smathers

I don't believe in social equality, and they know it.
- George Smathers

The people of our state will no longer tolerate advocates of treason.
- George Smathers

Don't look at the downside of everything that comes along.
It helps life move along so much smoother and nicer.
- George Smathers

 

I liked Nixon fine, but Nixon was not a partier.
- George Smathers

Of the fellows least likely to be president,
you'd have to vote Jack No.
1.
- George Smathers

The pilot came back and said he had just heard that Kennedy was shot.
- George Smathers

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But to make a long story short, I decided that I was going to run,
and I announced that I was going to run for president in Florida,
I would be the favorite son from Florida,
and that would stop Johnson and Kennedy from dividing up the state.
- George Smathers

Anyway, so here I was caught between Johnson on the one side,
who was my leader, I was his whip, and here was my dear friend,
personal friend, Kennedy, and they're going to go into my state and ruin it.
What am I going to do?
- George Smathers

The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed,
whether our children will be torn from their mothers,
trained as conspirators and turned against their parents,
their home and their church.
- George Smathers

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy PHOTO

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

I'm an idealist without illusions.
- John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
- John F. Kennedy

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

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.
- John F. Kennedy

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college.
- Mark Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks
immediately following her husband's assassination.
She was especially wonderful to me.
- Pierre Salinger

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed
with the estimate and chose a course of action less
ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
- David Kay

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's
old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave,
probably spilling his drink.
- Ann Coulter

Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy,
I knew Jack Kennedy.
Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.
Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
- Lloyd Bentsen

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians
was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
named Ted Kennedy.
- Michael Kinsley

In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life,
and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.
- Gloria Swanson

People always ask me, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" Well,
I don't have an alibi.
- Emo Philips

Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around.
I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.
- Sargent Shriver

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy,
get involved.
That's the secret of life.
Try everything.
Join everything.
Meet everybody.
- Hedy Lamarr

President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever
coming up with fascinating bits of information.
- Pierre Salinger

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.
- Konrad Adenauer

I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
- Harold MacMillan

I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination.
- Vincent Bugliosi

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

Kennedy invited us into the White House-the first time
in the history of the White House picketers had been invited inside.
This made front page headlines.
- Peter Coyote

Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive,
even using his father's influence to get into the Navy
without ever taking a medical examination.
- Richard Reeves

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -
he promised Dad he'd go straight.
- John F. Kennedy

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy


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