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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1667
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. Together we have been partners in adversity—let us also be partners in prosperity.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche, Frankfurt, West Germany, June 25, 1963.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 519.

Kennedy used the “rising tide” image a number of times.