Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763)
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth Gods work must truly be our own.
President JOHN F. KENNEDY, inaugural address, January 20, 1961.The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 3.
This is one of seven inscriptions carved on the walls at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery.