"The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Sargent Shriver on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Sargent Shriver on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Sargent Shriver on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Sargent Shriver on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."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?"
"Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight."