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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1616
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, address to the diplomatic corps of the Latin American republics on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, March 13, 1962.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962, p. 223.
SUBJECTS: Revolution