"Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Sargent Shriver on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Sargent Shriver on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Sargent Shriver on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Sargent Shriver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Sargent Shriver on John Lennon
"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."
"Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education."
"If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society."
"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?"
"The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it."