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Sargent Shriver Quotes

A line has to be drawn somewhere between what is essential and what is peripheral.

Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.

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.

Being accused of enthusiasm is something I'll never live down.

Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.

Do the job first. Worry about the clearance later.

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?

Does politics have to be injected into everything?

He who knows all things and believes nothing is damned.

I can remember at college, living on 30-cent meals.

I do not think that the educational program of our schools should be determined by what the community thinks it needs.

I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.

I don't think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system.

I hate goofballs.

I never ride just to ride. I ride to catch a fox. I play baseball to make the team.

I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.

If a young person has any idealism at all, it's strongest about the time he finishes college.

If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.

In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.