Quote of the Week

Our blog is the place 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 Sarge? Has his work influenced you? Share your story with us by emailing it to info@sargentshriver.org. Maybe we'll post it here!

May 13

The Values of Citizenship

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week states some of the values necessary for dedicated citizenship, according to Sargent Shriver. By protecting everyone within a nation's borders, citizens and immigrants alike, while keeping an open mind and ensuring we collaborate with those outside our borders, we can embody...

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May 02

"Strive Together for the Dignity of Man"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the anniversary of Sargent Shriver's appointment as US Ambassador to France.  Fifty-one years ago this week, Sargent Shriver spoke these words in his arrival ceremony in Paris, as he officially presented his credentials to French President Charles de Gaulle....

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Apr 29

"The Roots of Racism"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week tackles an important topic that continues to influence the systems in which we operate and to adversely affect the lives of people of color: racism. The quote is from Sargent Shriver's keynote address at the first gathering of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial...

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Apr 22

A Life of Overwhelming Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

With millions of our Christian and Jewish sisters and brothers celebrating Easter and Passover this past weekend, our Quote of the Week is a message of love that reflects the spirit of joy and renewal of the season. The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that have taken hundreds of lives and affected...

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Apr 15

Interdependence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week reminds us that in a modern world, we cannot conquer our biggest social challenges if we remain in isolation. We must be aware of our interdependence and work together for the common good.In a landmark speech on civil and human rights at the University of Notre Dame, Sargent...

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Apr 08

"Be a History Maker"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes from a commencement speech that Sargent Shriver made in 1964, during the nascent months of the War on Poverty and the height of the Peace Corps.In his speech, Sargent Shriver acknowledges the scale of the challenges set before him to bring 30...

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Apr 01

Special Olympics

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates Special Olympics, an organization that was near and dear to Sargent Shriver's heart and that has been in the news frequently in the past several days. Sarge's words remind us of the power of Special Olympics to unify all people regardless of their origins or...

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Mar 25

Honoring Two Peace Corps Milestones

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week honors two milestones we’re celebrating this month: the anniversary of Sargent Shriver’s tenure with the Peace Corps, and the birthday of William “Bill” Josephson, our senior advisor and a close friend and colleague of Sargent Shriver's. On March 22, 1961, President...

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