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Sargent Shriver Quotes and Sayings

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The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit.
But we're not apologetic about it.
- Sargent Shriver

My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work.
But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
- Sargent Shriver

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature,
wounded and bruised by original sin.
- Sargent Shriver

We must treat the disease of racism.
This means we must understand the disease.
- Sargent Shriver

 

Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts
to justify their prejudices.
- Sargent Shriver

Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces,
like discrimination in housing or in education.
- Sargent Shriver

It is well to be prepared for life as it is,
but it is better to be prepared to make life better than it is.
- Sargent Shriver

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It's the most rewarding thing to be a civil servant.
- Sargent Shriver

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

My parents were second cousins.
That is enough to explain all of my peculiarities.
- Sargent Shriver

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and
women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
- Sargent Shriver

Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years,
the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
- Sargent Shriver

Do the job first.
Worry about the clearance later.
- Sargent Shriver

Does politics have to be injected into everything?
- Sargent Shriver

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

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

When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program,
generally.
I figured an economic system should work for people,
not vice versa.
- Sargent Shriver

There is an alternative to war.
It has been with us forever.
- Sargent Shriver

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

Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around.
I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.
- Sargent Shriver

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

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

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.
- Sargent Shriver

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

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

One of the things Mr. Kennedy taught me was that in
laying out a new project,
you shouldn't try to cope with every little problem.
- Sargent Shriver

The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans
a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
- Sargent Shriver

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

He who knows all things and believes nothing is damned.
- Sargent Shriver

Christian virtues unite men.
Racism separates them.
- Sargent Shriver

It wouldn't kill me if I were never nominated or elected to anything.
- Sargent Shriver

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

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.
- Sargent Shriver

I hate goofballs.
- Sargent Shriver

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

Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with
a purpose is educational and exciting.
- Sargent Shriver

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

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

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.
- Sargent Shriver

Jews have suffered persecution from misguided Christians
who tortured the Jews for their part in killing Christ.
These Christians forgot that Christ died because of the sins of all men.
- Sargent Shriver

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?
- Sargent Shriver

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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