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35+ Rose Kennedy Quotes About Life, Faith And Family

Rose Kennedy quotes from the matriarch of the Kennedy clan.

Rose Kennedy was the lady who led the Kennedy family to great success politically, making her a prominent figure in American history.

Born on 22 July 1890, Rose was part of an already politically involved family as her father John Fitzgerald was the mayor of Boston. She gained a lot of exposure tagging along with her father on his campaigns.

Rose was sent to the Netherlands to finish her schooling and when she got back to the US, she fell in love with Joseph P. Kennedy. Despite her father's disapproval of their relationship, they continued to meet each other secretly and eventually married.  

In 1938, Joseph Kennedy was declared the ambassador of Great Britain by President Roosevelt. Rose continued to provide the necessary education to her children in order to accustom them to the life of politics. She promoted the political presence of her three sons, Robert, Ted, and John Kennedy using her political ties from her father's days and some that she gained after her marriage.

Although her family achieved a lot of success politically over the years, John and Robert's assassination took a toll on her life. She distracted herself by being an active campaigner, raising funds for various causes, and taking part in activism, all while taking care of her family. Her commitment to her family is what she was most famously known for. Rose Kennedy died on 22 January 1995, at the age of 104.

Let's follow through with her life of determination with these inspirational quotes. Once done, be sure to check out our Jackie Kennedy Quotes and [Robert Kennedy Quotes].

Best Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

Here are a few Rose Kennedy quotes from various experiences of her life. You will find that Rose Kennedy was certainly inspirational.

Rose Kennedy often used to travel with her father during his political campaigns.

1. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

2. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

3. "My philosophy has been that regardless of the circumstances, I shall not be vanquished, but will try to be happy."

-Rose Kennedy.

4. "I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat."

-Rose Kennedy.

5. "More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause."

-Rose Kennedy.

6. "I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith."

-Rose Kennedy.

7. "I'm like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often – but I’m well preserved."

-Rose Kennedy.

8. "I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it."

-Rose Kennedy.

9. "I have always believed that God never gives a cross to bear larger than we can carry."

-Rose Kennedy.

10. "Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety."

-Rose Kennedy.

Quotes From Rose Kennedy About Life

Some quotes by Rose remind us of the values of life. A Rose Kennedy quote from this list will motivate you.

11. "Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great."

-Rose Kennedy.

12. "If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation."

-Rose Kennedy.

13. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

14. "It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please."

-Rose Kennedy.

15. "Now I am in my eighties, and I have known the joys and sorrows of a full life. Age, however, has its privileges. One is to reminisce, and another is to reminisce selectively."

-Rose Kennedy.

16. "I don't think you're much good unless you're doing good to someone."

-Rose Kennedy.

17. "Any woman who still thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition is only proving that she doesn't understand either men or percentages."

-Rose Kennedy.

18. "It is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable."

-Rose Kennedy.

19. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

20. "Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

-Rose Kennedy.

Famous Quotes By Rose Kennedy

Quotes by Rose to remember her journey of life by.

Two of Rose's sons who were politically successful were assassinated.

21. "All things have seasons, and in their times all things pass under heaven."

-Rose Kennedy.

22. "Some of the greatest people in history have lived lives of the greatest simplicity."

-Rose Kennedy.

23. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

24. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

25. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

26. "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."

-Rose Kennedy.

27. "In my father's time, a politician's home was still his castle."

-Rose Kennedy.

28. "Money is never to be squandered or spent ostentatiously."

-Rose Kennedy.

29. "There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear."

-Rose Kennedy.

30. "I am not going to be licked by tragedy, as life is a challenge, and we must carry on and work for the living as well as mourn for the dead."

-Rose Kennedy.

31. "I have had quite an interesting life. My husband was quite successful in the movies, and we went out frequently with Gloria Swanson and other stars."

-Rose Kennedy.

32. "To my mind, there was no one in the world like my father. Wherever he was, there was magic in the air."

-Rose Kennedy.

33. "I do not like candid pictures. They are so unattractive."

-Rose Kennedy.

34. "It’s wrong for parents to bury their children. It should be the other way around."

-Rose Kennedy.

35. "I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than a broken spirit."

-Rose Kennedy.

36. "Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."

-Rose Kennedy.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Rose Kennedy Quotes then why not take a look at Catholic quotes, or Sandra Day O'Connor quotes.

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