We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Peace Corps Quotes from Sargent Shriver, Joe Kennedy III, Paul Theroux, Jeff Vandermeer, Teresa Heinz. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
The time for me in the Peace Corps was easily the most formative experience I’ve had in my life.
When I was in the Peace Corps I never made a phone call. I was in Central Africa; I didn’t make a phone call for two years. I was in Uganda for another four years and I didn’t make a phone call. So for six years I didn’t make a phone call, but I wrote letters, I wrote short stories, I wrote books.
My parents were in the Peace Corps.
To me, one of the best faces America has ever projected is the face of a Peace Corps volunteer. That face symbolizes this country: young, curious, brimming with idealism and hope – and a real, honest compassion.
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 apost in Germany than it will be with us.
There’s a tradition of public service in my family. I’m one of three boys that joined the military. My father was in the Peace Corps.
I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad.
While working in advertising, I channelled my creative energy into elaborate escape fantasies: cake making, dog breeding, the Peace Corps.
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps’ Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
The Peace Corps is an outstanding organization that promotes peace through helping countless individuals who want to help build a better life for the community in which they serve.
I feel that my father’s greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything.
My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight.
I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.
Those memories of living in a developing nation are part of who I am today and give me a profound understanding of the challenges of economic development – an understanding which will make my tenure as Peace Corps director, I hope, a very special one.
The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson’s on the main drag into maturity.
We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe.
There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred – by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.