Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763)
This increase in the life span and in the number of our senior citizens presents this Nation with increased opportunities: the opportunity to draw upon their skill and sagacityand the opportunity to provide the respect and recognition they have earned. It is not enough for a great nation merely to have added new years to lifeour objective must also be to add new life to those years.
President JOHN F. KENNEDY, special message to the Congress on the needs of the nations senior citizens, February 21, 1963.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 189.