Who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”?

President John F. Kennedy said the line at his inaugural speech.

Another form of the quote was spoken by the young Kennedy’s headmaster at Choate, a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut.

The headmaster told his students, “Ask not what your school can do for you; ask what you can do for your school”; and Kennedy adapted the phrase.

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