Words matter. These are the best Sargent Shriver Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Do the job first. Worry about the clearance later.
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
I hate goofballs.
I never ride just to ride. I ride to catch a fox. I play baseball to make the team.
The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.
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.
The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
There is an alternative to war. It has been with us forever.
Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.
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.
Being accused of enthusiasm is something I’ll never live down.
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.
I don’t have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
The natural idealism of youth is an idealism, alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.
It wouldn’t kill me if I were never nominated or elected to anything.
We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.
My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
I can remember at college, living on 30-cent meals.
When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program, generally. I figured an economic system should work for people, not vice versa.
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.
Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.
I do not think that the educational program of our schools should be determined by what the community thinks it needs.
The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
Does politics have to be injected into everything?
He who knows all things and believes nothing is damned.
If a young person has any idealism at all, it’s strongest about the time he finishes college.
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.
Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years, the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
It’s the most rewarding thing to be a civil servant.
It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.
I don’t think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system.
A line has to be drawn somewhere between what is essential and what is peripheral.