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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1632
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, State of the Union address, January 14, 1963.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 13.

Inscription on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

See also No. 230.