Words matter. These are the best Peace Corps Quotes from famous people such as Kenny Marchant, Camryn Manheim, Jeff Vandermeer, Tae Yoo, Sargent Shriver, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe.
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
My parents were in the Peace Corps.
Groups like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and other service organizations have a huge impact in the United States and around the world. They support communities, help people improve their lives, and provide additional ‘human capital’ to organizations that serve disadvantaged people.
I don’t have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.
There’s a tradition of public service in my family. I’m one of three boys that joined the military. My father was in the Peace Corps.
I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.
While working in advertising, I channelled my creative energy into elaborate escape fantasies: cake making, dog breeding, the Peace Corps.
My record was so bad that I was first rejected by the Peace Corps as a poor risk and possible troublemaker and was accepted as a volunteer only after a great deal of explaining and arguing.
When I was in the Peace Corps I never made a phone call. I was in Central Africa; I didn’t make a phone call for two years. I was in Uganda for another four years and I didn’t make a phone call. So for six years I didn’t make a phone call, but I wrote letters, I wrote short stories, I wrote books.
I graduated from college in Ohio and bummed around for a while, and then I joined VISTA, which was a domestic Peace Corps kind of thing, and they sent me to Colorado.
I think I am typical in believing that the Peace Corps trained us brilliantly and then did little more except send us into the bush. It was not a bad way of running things.
I feel that my father’s greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1, 2006.
I have been thinking about joining the Peace Corps. That is something that I would absolutely love to do. I think that would be an incredible experience, so that’s an avenue that I might want to look at.
The time for me in the Peace Corps was easily the most formative experience I’ve had in my life.
My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight.
When Peace Corps was first proposed, some in Congress assumed that only men would be volunteers.
Indeed, we’re strongest when the face of America isn’t only a soldier carrying a gun but also a diplomat negotiating peace, a Peace Corps volunteer bringing clean water to a village, or a relief worker stepping off a cargo plane as floodwaters rise.
I never was a hippie! I went to India because so many friends like Mia Farrow and the Beatles were going there to discover truth. And so I went and trekked through India by myself, but instead of discovering truth, I wanted to join the Peace Corps.
The work of these women doesn’t end when they return home from overseas, as one goal of the Peace Corps’ mission is to help promote a better understanding of other cultures here in the United States.
In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps’ Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
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.
I’m a conservative because I believe in peace – real peace, not just the peace of mind. I’m a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.
The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson’s on the main drag into maturity.
The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
To me, one of the best faces America has ever projected is the face of a Peace Corps volunteer. That face symbolizes this country: young, curious, brimming with idealism and hope – and a real, honest compassion.
I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad.