Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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.