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 18 06:41:00 EDT 2019 Mon Mar 18 06:41:00 EDT 2019

How Can We Live Together in Peace?

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week lays out a key component for building a more peaceful future for all of us -- fostering a true appreciation of the world's major cultures. Sargent Shriver's message of understanding and connection has a marked urgency today: all over the world, we see fear and ignorance of...

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Mon Mar 11 06:00:00 EDT 2019 Mon Mar 11 06:00:00 EDT 2019

"The Women's Movement"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week comes on the heels of International Women's Day and marks one of many occasions when Sargent Shriver stood up for equality between women and men. With a speech that continues to be relevant today, Sargent Shriver addressed the Women's Leadership Conference in Los Angeles,...

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Mon Mar 04 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Mar 04 06:00:00 EST 2019

Celebrating 58 Years of Peace Corps

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week celebrates the 58th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps. On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order to create the Peace Corps. Three weeks later, on March 22, he would name Sargent Shriver as its first Director.Taken from Sargent Shriver’s...

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Mon Feb 25 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Feb 25 06:00:00 EST 2019

"The Essence of Love"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a deeply spiritual, deeply human expression of love. It highlights one of the values that defined Sargent Shriver. His love of people and the importance that he placed on being able to empathize with another person's circumstances were defining characteristics that...

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Mon Feb 18 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Feb 18 06:00:00 EST 2019

For Presidents Day, Some Thoughts about Leadership

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

On this Presidents Day, we take our Quote of the Week from a piece of advice Sargent Shriver gave a group of aspiring young leaders in 1957. He was speaking on the topic of citizenship at the time. Presidents Day has us thinking quite a bit about leadership. We certainly think of Sargent...

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Mon Feb 11 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Feb 11 06:00:00 EST 2019

A Call to Service

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

Our Quote of the Week is a compelling call to service. Speaking at Bowling Green State University on September 15, 1964, Sargent Shriver made an appeal to all the state universities of the nation. He asked that they nurture their students so as to create “Great Citizens.” it is only by having...

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Mon Feb 04 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Feb 04 06:00:00 EST 2019

"There is a Wind Coming"

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver describes what he sees as an inflection point in the history of the country. His observation that we, the people, can shape the events during such an inflection point, is what we’d like to focus on this week.Sargent Shriver made these remarks on...

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Mon Jan 28 06:00:00 EST 2019 Mon Jan 28 06:00:00 EST 2019

Strength and Leadership, at Home and Abroad

In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver describes how the the US can create a strong, secure environment at home and abroad, to the benefit of communities around the world. His message reminds us that we are all connected and that choosing to uplift each other has ramifications that go well...

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