A Bit of Wisdom from Rose Kennedy

Hyannis Port, MA…Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy July 22, 1890 – January 22, 1995

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.”

“I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.”