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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, remarks at a dinner honoring Nobel prize winners of the Western Hemisphere, April 29, 1962.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962, p. 347.
SUBJECTS: Greatness