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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1188
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN F. KENNEDY.—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, p. 76 (1979).
SUBJECTS: Military service