Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763)
This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
President JOHN F. KENNEDY, radio and television report to the American people on civil rights, June 11, 1963.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 468.