Monday, January 24, 2011

Quotes of the Day: Sargent Shriver Edition

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., known as Sargent Shriver, R. Sargent Shriver, or, from childhood, Sarge; November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011, was an American statesman and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family, serving in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, founded the Job Corps, Head Start and other programs as the "architect" of Johnson's "War on Poverty" and served as the United States Ambassador to France. (from Wiki)

An amazing man. Here are some links to articles after his death:
Sargent Shriver Remembered
Video archives
Shriver's Legacy 

"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."

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

"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 a post in Germany than it will be with us. "

"It is well to be prepared for life as it is, but it is better to be prepared to make life better than it is."

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