Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763)
As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership, by definition, serves both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. Together we have been partners in adversitylet us also be partners in prosperity.
President JOHN F. KENNEDY, address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche, Frankfurt, West Germany, June 25, 1963.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 519.
Kennedy used the rising tide image a number of times.