Rose Kennedy Quotes
1. Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
2. I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
3. It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
4. It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.
5. I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.
6. The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
7. Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.
8. I’ve had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it.
9. I do not like candid pictures. They are so unattractive.
10. What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?
11. I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts – spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back – length of life.
12. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
13. When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
14. It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies.
15. Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway.
16. My father was a great innovator in public life, but when it came to raising his daughters, no one could have been more conservative.
17. I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world.
18. More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
19. My father was a great innovator in public life, but when it came to raising his daughters, no one could have been more conservative.
20. Sometimes I wonder if there is something about my family which invites violence. ‘Is it envy,’ you ask? I don’t know… I’ve had so much, a son as president, two as senators, a son-in-law who’s an ambassador… perhaps God doesn’t permit that much.
21. It’s our money, and we’re free to spend it any way we please.
22. I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith.
23. In my life, I am often reminded that there is a destiny that rules over us, because no one whom I know about or whom I read about seems to be completely happy during a long time.
24. It’s wrong for parents to bury their children. It should be the other way around.
25. I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
26. My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
27. Modern candidates seem to have to live with political matters all the time. In my father’s time, a politician’s home was still his castle.
28. No one will ever feel sorry for me.
29. My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
30. There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
31. In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence.
32. If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.
33. Life isn’t about milestones, it’s about moment
34. I would much rather be known as the mother of a great son than the author of a great book or the painter of a great masterpiece.
35. Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds. A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none.
36. I am just an old-fashioned girl.
37. Life is not a matter of milestones, but moments.
38. Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
39. I don’t think you’re much good, unless you’re doing good to someone.
40. I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit.
41. Money is never to be squandered or spent ostentatiously. Some of the greatest people in history have lived lives of the greatest simplicity. Remember it’s the you inside that counts.
42. Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?
43. Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
44. it is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.
45. There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, such as that in the United States, without the consent of the oppressed
46. When I think of my past, I try to dwell on the good times, the happy moments, and not to be haunted by the bad. . . To me the gift of life is contained in the command, whatever happens: “Don’t let it get you. Just keep on going.” Thus, I try to think of the good that I have already experienced and what will still be coming.
47. Early in life, I decided that I would not be overcome by events. My philosophy has been that regardless of the circumstances, I shall not be vanquished, but will try to be happy. Life is not easy for any of us. But it is a continual challenge, and it is up to us to be cheerful – and to be strong, so that those who depend on us may draw strength from our example.
48. Money doesn’t give you any license to relax. It gives you an opportunity to use all your abilities, free of financial worries, to go forward, and to use your superior advantages and talents to help others.
49. I have always believed that God never gives a cross to bear larger than we can carry. No matter what, he wants us to be happy, not sad. birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?
50. The most important element in human life is faith; if God were to take away all his blessings-health, physical fitness, wealth, intelligence-and leave me with but one gift I would ask him for faith. For with faith in him and his goodness, mercy and love for me, and belief in everlasting life, I believe I could suffer the loss of all my other gifts and still be happy.