Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Most Famous Kennedy Quote


Wednesday morning, I listened to an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He has just published a book on President John F. Kennedy. In his research, Mr. Matthews uncovered the source of  that  famous line in President Kennedy’s inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do  for you—ask what you can do for your country.” 

When JFK was a student at  Choate, a  well-known boarding  school,  the headmaster spoke to an assembly of students and exhorted them not  to ask what Choate could  do  for them, but what  they could  do  for  Choate.” 

Maybe our words also will inspire our students in years to come.


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