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Sargent Shriver
November 9, 1915 -
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

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.


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


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


I hate goofballs.

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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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.


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


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