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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1324
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjöld did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And, as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, address before the General Assembly of the United Nations, New York City, September 25, 1961.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 619.