Sargent Shriver Quotes

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Sargent Shriver Quotes

In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
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My parents were second cousins. That is enough to explain all of my peculiarities.

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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.

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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I hate goofballs.

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The most important thing that I know about living is love. Nothing surpasses the benefits received by a human being who makes compassion and love the objective of his or her life. For it is only by compassion and love that anyone fulfills successfully their own life's journey. Nothing equals love.

— Sargent Shriver

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