Challenge Quotes 14
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)
From his farewell address in 1976, when as Cardinal of Krakow he attended the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia.
Inaugural Address (20 January 1961)
Apollo mission press conference.