Quotes by Sargent Shriver
- Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
- As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn't occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.
- Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
- Does politics have to be injected into everything?
- I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
- I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
- If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.
- In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
- It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.
- Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.
- Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.
- Respect for another man's opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.
- The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
- The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it.
- The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.