Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

John F. Kennedy

As the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy achieved a high standard of greatness during his short life. He graduated from Harvard University and served his country in both the U.S. Navy and Congress before his stint as President. In his time in office, he established the Peace Corps and Equal Pay Act, proposed the Civil Rights Act, and inspired the nation with his pledge to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Only someone willing to take huge risks can pull off such a lofty level of achievement. According to JFK, the only way to reach greatness is to be ready to fail just as spectacularly.