Quote of the Week

We started the blog to share stories about Sargent Shriver's work, our work, and updates from 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!

Mon Mar 19 09:15:38 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 19 09:15:38 EDT 2018

Young People Are Changemakers

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Spoken over 50 years ago, Sargent Shriver's words reach us through time to convey a timely message. There is a direct line between the protests Sargent Shriver is speaking of, against Vietnam, inequality, and poverty, and the protest movements of today, like the one against gun violence led by...

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Mon Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018 Mon Mar 12 12:08:43 EDT 2018

"We Must Do It Together"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver understood the importance of collaboration. As a leader, he knew how to motivate groups of people to see and achieve their common goals. The problems he lists in our Quote of the Week, poverty, lack of education, and the destruction of environment, are arguably more pressing today...

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Tue Mar 06 11:11:31 EST 2018 Tue Mar 06 11:11:31 EST 2018

"My Belief in People"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

One of the things that stands out about Sargent Shriver as a political leader and a public servant is his genuine belief that any problem, no matter how difficult, can be solved if people work together to find solutions. No matter how much political power he wielded and no matter what challenge...

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Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018 Tue Feb 20 13:29:37 EST 2018

Confronting Our Impulse Toward Violence

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

We chose our Quote of the Week because we were looking to Sargent Shriver for insights about the violence we inflict on each other in this country. The senseless violence of mass shootings; the violent killings of unarmed citizens, and particularly of young, black men at the hands of police...

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Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018 Mon Feb 12 10:27:33 EST 2018

Leading with Love

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Speaking about education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Sargent Shriver made the point that introducing students to world cultures could revolutionize the way we think about each other. That revolution could eventually transform our leadership style at the national level, allowing us to...

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Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018 Mon Feb 05 06:46:01 EST 2018

"How can I save the world?"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

What do you want most for yourself, for your family, for your community? What do you wish for the future of your country and for the world? And what can you do so that those wishes guide you in your daily life? In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver asks us to focus on our "highest ideals...

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Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018 Mon Jan 29 15:05:46 EST 2018

What Politics Should Be

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Sargent Shriver spoke these words as the Watergate investigation was intensifying. We believe they describe not just what politics "should" be, but indeed, what they still can be. His words can guide not only our political leaders, but all of us as citizens. If we each take...

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Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018 Mon Jan 22 11:17:26 EST 2018

Changing Government

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week highlights the idea that a political system can withstand internal conflicts and challenges from many sides, but it cannot withstand the union of people coming together to stand up for fundamental human rights. Speaking these words to an audience of trial attorneys in 1971,...

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