Generosity in quotes: John F. Kennedy

“The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth


  1. An appropriate summary of a quality life that is often experienced rather than measured. No one measures the top of a “mountain top experience”.

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