Quote of the Week

On our blog, we share our Quote of the Week as well as other insights about our work and about our community. As our society continues to struggle with some of the same issues that Sargent Shriver focused on -- poverty, racism, inequality, war -- we believe it's important to share our stories with each other. Do you have a story to share about Sargent Shriver or about one of the issues he cared about? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

Jan 25

Remembering Our Common Humanity in a Moment of Struggle

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week serves as an important reminder during this moment of struggle in the US and throughout the world: that no matter our background and circumstances, we all have the same basic needs, and we are spiritually connected to each other by our common humanity.This week's quote is...

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Jan 11

"Truthfulness and honesty in public life"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week places emphasis on one of the most important qualities a political leader can have at any time, and particularly in this moment: the ability to tell the truth.This week's quote comes from Sargent Shriver's 1972 Graduation Speech at St. Ignatius, an address he gave while...

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Jan 04

"We will not let one another fall"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our first Quote of the Week for 2021 sets a collective intention for us all: to work for a society in which all of us are cared for when we are in need and are given opportunities to live life to our full potential.In a 1996 Address to the Frederick County Democratic State Central Committee,...

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Dec 28

A New Period in Our History

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week may be from 1973, but it expresses a sentiment that we share as we enter 2021: that the new year may usher in a new era of justice, democracy, and strong leadership.Speaking at an event for the Democratic Party of Oklahoma, Sargent Shriver began his remarks by noting the...

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Dec 21

"I choose peace"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week recognizes our ever-increasing interdependence and anticipates a future in which peace is our only reasonable choice.This week's quote, from Sargent Shriver's 2002 Speech at the National Peace Corps Association's 41st Annual Celebration Dinner, highlights two beliefs that...

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Dec 14

Justice = Safety

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that ensuring people's physical safety is an important component of justice in a stable and caring society.In 1974, Sargent Shriver gave a speech at Wake Forest University on the topic of "The Injustice of Justice in America". An attorney by profession,...

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Dec 07

Creating "an America of the Heart"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is an invitation for all of us to join in creating what Sargent Shriver calls an "America of the heart," a place in which humanity is nurtured, and the systemic causes of racism, poverty, and injustice are eradicated.In his 1964 Providence College Commencement,...

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Nov 30

Celebrating Women's Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the landmark appointments of women to leadership roles in the incoming Biden administration. While we are thrilled to see the progress that a much more inclusive and diverse group of leaders will bring, we are also aware the "movement" towards equality...

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