"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?"
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Sargent Shriver on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Sargent Shriver on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Sargent Shriver on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Sargent Shriver on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Sargent Shriver on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"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."