The Republican incumbents, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, soundly beat Stevenson and Kefauver that fall; neither Democrat would ever be a real contender for the office again.
Kennedy, however, remained untarnished by Stevenson's defeat, and the exposure he got at the national Democratic convention made him a serious contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kennedy continued to press these themes as he began maneuvering to get the Democratic nomination for the presidential election. Grant Rutherford B. Hayes James A.
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The Political Climb After being discharged from the Navy, John Kennedy worked briefly as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers, and in , the twenty-nine-year-old Kennedy won election to the US Congress representing a working-class Boston district. Marc J. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age Elizabeth also the age of Shakespeare.
Then-Senator John Kennedy's answer was dated September 13, and published in the October issue of the magazine. I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.
We have done both an injustice. The life of the artist is, in relation to his work, stern and lonely. He has labored hard, often amid deprivation, to perfect his skill.
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He has turned aside from quick success in order to strip his vision of everything secondary or cheapening. His working life is marked by intense application and intense discipline. But democratic society - in it, the highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may. Inscribed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
And Prince Bismarck was even more specific. One third, he said, of the students of German universities broke down from overwork, another third broke down from dissipation, and the other third ruled Germany. Presidential Papers. The rhyme as President Kennedy gave it was:. 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. White House Central Files. Chronological File. Series 1. Let every public servant know, whether his post is high or low, that a man's rank and reputation in this Administration will be determined by the size of the job he does, and not by the size of his staff, his office or his budget. Let it be clear that this Administration recognizes the value of dissent and daring -- that we greet healthy controversy as the hallmark of healthy change.
Let the public service be a proud and lively career.
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And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: 'I served the United States Government in that hour of our nation's need. The legislation enacted by the Congress, as well as the decisions made by me and by the department and agency heads, must all be implemented by the career men and women in the Federal service.
In foreign affairs, national defense, science and technology, and a host of other fields, they face problems of unprecedented importance and perplexity. We are all dependent on their sense of loyalty and responsibility as well as their competence and energy. Schlesinger, Jr. I do not mean first, when.
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I do not mean first, if. I mean first --period. Abraham Lincoln, in dedicating this great battlefield, has expressed, in words too eloquent for paraphrase or summary, why this sacrifice was necessary. Today, we meet not to add to his words nor to amend his sentiment but to recapture the feeling of awe that comes when contemplating a memorial to so many who placed their lives at hazard for right, as God gave them to see right. Among those who fought here were young men who but a short time before were pursuing truth in the peaceful halls of the then new University of Notre Dame.
Let us pray that God may grant us the wisdom to find and to follow a path that will enable the men of Notre Dame and all of our young men to seek truth in the halls of study rather than on the field of battle. Gleason, Jr. Let this be the measure of our nation. God willing, that goal will be achieved. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. I know the United States Army will live up to its reputation for imagination, resourcefulness, and spirit as we meet this challenge. President's Office Files. Series 3. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, not in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet.
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But let us begin. The first two are beyond our comprehension so we must do what we can with the third. White House Central Subject Files. Nixon talks about our being the strongest country in the world. I think we are today, but we were far stronger relative to the Communists 5 years ago. And what is of great concern is that the balance of power is in danger of moving with them.
They made a breakthrough in missiles and by , '2, and '3, they will be outnumbering us in missiles. Presidential Campaign Files, Josephy, ed. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.
And if Bobby died, Teddy would take over for him. According to a footnote in Schlesinger's manuscript 1st draft, p.
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This passage was featured in the Charles Guggenheim documentary that was shown to visitors in the original exhibit of the John F. Kennedy Museum. But Joe Kennedy knew what his kids were up to all the time. He entered his children in swimming and sailing competitions and chided them for finishing in anything but first place.