"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Sargent Shriver on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Sargent Shriver on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Sargent Shriver on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Sargent Shriver on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Sargent Shriver on Oscar Wilde
"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?"
"Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight."
"The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it."