I was trying to remember the origination of the phrase "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." I'm aware president John F. Kennedy famously said it, but I thought he wasn't the first, despite that that (sadly) comprises most of an Internet search's results.
And before you state that JFK heard it from his school's headmaster (which I read somewhere), I'll tell you that I was surprised to see it spoken years ago when shown on a very old and grainy, black-and-white film on PBS TV by (if I recall) a president in front of the White House, perhaps of the WWI era. Can anyone confirm my recollection and name the speaker?
I am embarrassed to say that I may have confused the quote with another famous presidential quote, FDR's "The only thing we have to fear..." However, I am not too embarrassed to tell the truth here. Thank you all for your sincere answers.