John F. Kennedy · Challenge Quotes 3
But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Speech at Rice University, Houston, Texas (12 September 1962)
Acceptance Speech as the Democratic presidential nominee (15 July 1960)
Inaugural Address (20 January 1961)
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (29 May 1917 - 22 November 1963) 35th President of the United States; first husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.