From his University of Washington Speech on November 16, 1961

We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient–that we are only six percent of the world’s population–that we cannot impose our will upon the other ninety-four percent of mankind–that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity–and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.

John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)
35th President of the United States