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Daemon
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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
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Context from "Speech of Senator John F. Kennedy, Raleigh, NC, Coliseum"
September 17, 1960


"And America needs a Democratic victory. We are a great and strong country - perhaps the greatest and strongest in the history of the world. But greatness and strength are not our natural right. They are not gifts which are automatically ours forever. It took toil and courage and determination to build this country - and it will take those same qualities if we are to maintain it. For, although a country may stand still, history never stands still.

Thus, if we do not soon begin to move forward again, we will inevitably be left behind. And I know that Americans today are tired of standing still - and that we do not intend to be left behind.

But effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. For, as Socrates told us, "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable." But today we Democrats know to what port we are sailing - we have mapped our destination and we know what kind of America we want the sixties to bring.

First, we want an America which is using all its resources - the natural wealth and skills of every region - to stimulate our free enterprise economy to new heights of production and abundance. Today our economy is growing more slowly than that of almost any other industrial nation in the world. We have more than 4 million unemployed - small businesses are failing at a record rate - and there is poverty and distress on our farms. These are failures of the Republican Party - a party which lacks faith in our capacity to grow - and which has adopted policies designed to protect what we have rather than to add to our abundance. These failures must and will be reversed."


http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=74076
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yeah, it might be dangerous and even harmful if someone get the wrong end of the stick...
Jesse S. Hernandez
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Leaders throughout history have similar statements. We as a country have huddled in fear of the unknown, the different, and of ourselves. Moving forward from loss and injury is difficult. Finding a mutual and fair direction is often what any country struggles to attain. Leaders emerge from oppression, with solidarity and hope for others. This is a dangerous "infestation" of thinking and is squelched by the a ruling class;
"There are many in this country who like the idea of being ruled by the ruling class and being part of the lower orders, which is why the ruling class is allowed to continue on with it's exploitation and corruption".
FROSTY X RIME
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 11:39:03 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yet, to be possessed of purpose and direction is not enough. Descartes would know that "the principal matter is to apply them well".
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