JFK, a visionary to the max, not only had style but also wisdom and a profound connect to creativity and art, something seen in his wonderful eulogy to Robert Frost, yours truly's favorite poet. As backdrop, here are some quotes from Brain Pickings, a gem of a site that connects to creativity in profound ways. Enjoy.
And this, the single best quote on the proper use of power in JFK's wonderful eulogy to Frost.
Strength takes many forms, and the most obvious forms are not always the most significant. The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.
We take great comfort in our nuclear stockpiles, our gross national product, our scientific and technological achievement, our industrial might — and, up to a point, we are right to do so. But physical power by itself solves no problems and secures no victories. What counts is the way power is used — whether with swagger and contempt, or with prudence, discipline and magnanimity. What counts is the purpose for which power is used — whether for aggrandizement or for liberation. “It is excellent,” Shakespeare said, “to have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.”