Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis JFK
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, pictured with President John F. Kennedy Jan.01, 1950, died May 19, 1994 at the age of 64. Getty Images

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, affectionately known as Jackie O., was known for her fabulous style and — of course — her marriage to President John F. Kennedy. When she died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on May 19, 1994, at the age of 64, she was buried next to her former husband in Arlington National Cemetery. The Kennedys are the closest thing America has to a royal family; and more than 20 years after her death, many still take time to reflect about Jackie O.

To celebrate the former first lady, 10 of her most inspiring quotes have been shared below, courtesy of Goodreads, Brainyquote and Ranker:

1. “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

2. “What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown — watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?”

3. “Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.”

4. “The first time you marry for love, the second for money and the third for companionship.”

5. “Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye.”

6. “If you cut people off from what nourishes them spiritually, something in them dies.”

7. “History — it’s what those bitter old men write.”

8. “Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. . . All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought by words.”

9. “The trouble with me is that I'm an outsider. And that's a very hard thing to be in American life.”

10. “Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.”

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