The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are; but it is one of the most consistent with our character and our courage as a nation and our commitments around the world. The cost of freedom is always high — but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and this is the path of surrender or submission. Our goal is not victory of might but the vindication of right — not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved. Thank you, and good night.
John F. Kennedy
Cuban Missile Crisis speech (22 October 1962)
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognize the opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
Speech in Indianapolis, April 12, 1959
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous — a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Sometimes in life you have to put yourself in situations or circumstances that may cause a crisis but which honours your next step.
Peter Michael Dedes
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
There can't be a crisis next week, my schedule is already full.
Otto von Bismarck
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