Rose Kennedy

(Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, Countess Kennedy)

Rose Kennedy
Rose Kennedy
  • Born: July 22, 1890
  • Died: January 22, 1995
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author









Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, Countess Kennedy was an American philanthropist, socialite, and the matriarch of the Kennedy family. She was deeply embedded in the "lace curtain" Irish Catholic community in Boston, where her father was mayor. She was the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., who was United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, formally known as Ambassador to the Court of St. James's in the UK. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy. In 1951 she was ennobled by Pope Pius XII, becoming the sixth American woman to be granted the rank of Papal countess.

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? Nature
I am just an old-fashioned girl.
I do not like candid pictures. They are so unattractive.
I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith. Life ;Religion & God
I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat. Motivation
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Life ;Death
I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often - but I'm well preserved. Humor
I'm one of the most fortunate people in the world.
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. Life ;Time
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. Time
It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies. Moving On
It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please. Money, Coins & Minting
It's wrong for parents to bury their children. It should be the other way around.
I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments. Life
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. Morning
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. Time
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause. Business, Commerce & Finance
My father was a great innovator in public life, but when it came to raising his daughters, no one could have been more conservative. Life
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
No one will ever feel sorry for me.
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
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. Religion & God ;Families, Children & Parenting
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror. Time
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter? Hope
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. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting