44+ Best Rose Kennedy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, Countess of the Holy Roman Church was an American philanthropist, socialite, and the matriarch of the Kennedy family. Profoundly inspirational Rose Kennedy quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Rose Kennedy Quotes

I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

Life is not a matter of milestones, but moments. – Rose Kennedy

What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter? – Rose Kennedy

I’ve had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it. – Rose Kennedy

I do not like candid pictures. They are so unattractive. – Rose Kennedy

There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

I am just an old-fashioned girl. – Rose Kennedy

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause. – Rose Kennedy

It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies. – Rose Kennedy

I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world. – Rose Kennedy

No one will ever feel sorry for me. – Rose Kennedy

My father was a great innovator in public life, but when it came to raising his daughters, no one could have been more conservative. – Rose Kennedy

Life isn’t about milestones, it’s about moment – Rose Kennedy

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? – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

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

it is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable. – Rose Kennedy

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

I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit. – Rose Kennedy

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

Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we? – Rose Kennedy

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

It’s wrong for parents to bury their children. It should be the other way around. – Rose Kennedy

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great. – Rose Kennedy

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. – Rose Kennedy

There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, such as that in the United States, without the consent of the oppressed – Rose Kennedy

I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith. – Rose Kennedy

I don’t think you’re much good, unless you’re doing good to someone. – Rose Kennedy

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

I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved. – Rose Kennedy

The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror. – Rose Kennedy

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

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

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. – Rose Kennedy

It’s our money, and we’re free to spend it any way we please. – Rose Kennedy

My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in. – Rose Kennedy

If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven’t grasped the situation. – Rose Kennedy

In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence. – Rose Kennedy