The best Quotes by Rose Kennedy

The best Quotes by Rose Kennedy

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22, 1890 – January 22, 1995) was an American philanthropist, socialite, and matriarch of the Kennedy family. She was the mother of the 35th President of the United States of America, John F. 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.
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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.
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I don't think you're much good, unless you're doing good to someone.
I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit.
It is not tears but determination that makes pain bearable.
Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
It's wrong for parents to bury their children. It should be the other way around.
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.
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.
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
My father was a great innovator in public life, but when it came to raising his daughters, no one could have been more conservative.

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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
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If anybody really wants to shoot the President of the United States, it is not a very difficult job - all one has to do is get a high building some day with a telescopic rifle, and there is nothing anybody could do to defend against such an attempt on the President's life.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
No one has ever been delighted to be in Boston in December. December? What are you excited about? "Oh, I love chapped lips and getting thrown up on by Patriots fans, how peachy."
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - December 2022
Welcome to Boston, where the weather is made up and the seasons don't matter.
Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.
Let's be honest: There's no better college town than Boston.
Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.
As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
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All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
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After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.
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Doesn't matter how tough we are. Trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, Trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point: All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward, it's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.
Alex Karev in Grey's Anatomy - Season 5
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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The only time that we are allowed to look down upon others: when we are offering to help them up.
Pope Francis - August 2023
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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears!
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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago... but I admire the sadism.
Wednesday Addams in Wednesday - Season 1 Episode 1
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No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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