"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Sargent Shriver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Sargent Shriver on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Sargent Shriver on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Sargent Shriver on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Sargent Shriver on Abraham Lincoln
"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?"
"Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight."