portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
circa 1939

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Quotes of the Day for 22 July 2002 – Rose Kennedy

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born at Boston, Massachusetts on this day in 1890. After marrying Joseph Kennedy, she brought nine children into the world, instilled in them the importance of public service, and outlived four of them. Joseph, Jr died when the bomber he flew exploded over the English Channel in 1944, Kathleen died in a plane crash in France in 1948, and sons John and Robert were both assassinated. Here is a bit of her wisdom.

Rose would have been ashamed of me for neglecting my readers the last three weeks. I have caught up with a lot of other things, and hope to keep the quotes flowing again.

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The quotes:

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.

I've had an exciting life. I married for love and got a little money along with it.

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.

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.

Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.
     - Today's quotes are all from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1890 - 1995

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