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A line has to be drawn somewhere between what is essential and what is peripheral.
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Americans abroad can't speak French, so more foreign languages are urged. Accidents are up, more driver education.
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Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.
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As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn't occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.
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Being accused of enthusiasm is something I'll never live down.
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Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.
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Do the job first. Worry about the clearance later.
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Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
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Does politics have to be injected into everything?
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Even if Jack had not been a candidate, I would have wanted to do something in the Democratic campaign. The country desperately needed a change.
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Fluency in a second language will be valuable for the Peace Corps.
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Freedom is a crusade, to be carried on enthusiastically around the earth. These are Americans who have not lost the enthusiasm and audacity of the American Revolution.
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He who knows all things and believes nothing is damned.
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I campaigned for Jack the last time he ran for Senator. He had unique gifts to bring to the President's office.
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I can remember at college, living on 30-cent meals.
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I could go back to Chicago, enter business, read, spend a lot of time with my children, and be perfectly happy.
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I didn't see how we were going to convince the world of the peaceful intentions of our volunteers if we put them in the same agency that dispenses guns and ammunition.
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I do not think that the educational program of our schools should be determined by what the community thinks it needs.
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I don't have any gnawing compulsion to run for political office. I can be very happy in private life.
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I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
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I don't think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system.
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I gambled on the normal desire of a young man or woman just out of college to expand his education by seeing a little of some other section of the world before he settles down.
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I had an exceeding pleasant childhood.
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I hate goofballs.
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I haven't had a vacation since 1958.
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I knew Mr. Kennedy's reputation as one of the most successful businessmen of his times. I figured I could learn a great deal from him.
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I like competitive sports. I like to swim against somebody. Just to hop into a pool and splash around bores me.
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I never ride just to ride. I ride to catch a fox. I play baseball to make the team.
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I realized you can't control what other people believe, and I could guess what some of them would think were Eunice and I married. I decided the only important thing was my own feelings.
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I toured California in the interests of the Peace Corps, but if I were to do that in Illinois, people would take me for a candidate, as I'm not.
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I want every member of the Peace Corps to be doing two things at the same time.
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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.
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I was never an isolationist. I was simply against our becoming involved in a war which we were not prepared to fight.
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I wasn't there to be seen. I was there to do whatever I could to help the family.
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If a young person has any idealism at all, it's strongest about the time he finishes college.
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If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.
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If you believe men must live in a different way in this new world of the hydrogen bomb, how is this going to come about?
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In Austria, a distinguished composer, the cast, the villagers, and the audience gathered for a coffee break with the local baker. There was no class distinction.
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In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
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It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.
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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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It wouldn't kill me if I were never nominated or elected to anything.
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It's the most rewarding thing to be a civil servant.
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Jews have suffered persecution from misguided Christians who tortured the Jews for their part in killing Christ. These Christians forgot that Christ died because of the sins of all men.
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Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.
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Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.
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Let us suppose that 20 years from now, all Americans enjoyed equal and excellent opportunities for health and hospital care, for employment, for housing. Would we then have eliminated racial prejudice? The answer, I fear, is no.
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My father was a gifted man in his field. He had been born with certain advantages. I came to understand what the Depression had done to him.
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My grandparents' country home in Union Mills wasn't a bad place for a boy to grow up in. I got my first taste of the real world there.
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My nurse was a World War I refugee from Belgium. She had a lovely voice. I have her to thank for my own lifelong interest in music.
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My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
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My parents were second cousins. That is enough to explain all of my peculiarities.
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One of the things Mr. Kennedy taught me was that in laying out a new project, you shouldn't try to cope with every little problem.
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One of the things that struck me was the absence in the churches of Germany and France of men between the ages of 30 and 50.
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Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.
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Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
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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.
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Suppose we had all the buildings and qualified teachers we need. Would we then have an ideal vocational program?
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The Kennedy boys are tough and capable, but they don't surpass their father in either respect.
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The military life may not only be more glamorous, but it could be safer... the very idea of a voluntary corps of men and women whose work will carry them all over the world has a romantic ring.
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The natural idealism of youth is an idealism, alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
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The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
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The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it.
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The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
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The placement of Americans in actual operational work in newly developing areas of the world will serve local institutions, living with the people they are helping.
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The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin.
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There is an alternative to war. It has been with us forever.
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To all of us concerned, the mission looked like suicide. Submarines surfaced off Japan would be so many sitting ducks. Fortunately the atom bomb was dropped and the war brought to an end. I can't say I was sorry.
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We could send 500 volunteers into Borneo and do a good job and the gross national product might still go down!
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We do try to develop a desire for excellence. How sincere are we in our efforts to elicit such superior performance?
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We moved around too much for my taste. You know how it is when you're young. A change from one place to another is a move from one world to a completely different one.
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We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.
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We're getting along pretty well as we are, I suggest we just stumble on and hope for the best.
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When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program, generally. I figured an economic system should work for people, not vice versa.
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When the Depression broke, I can't honestly say I grasped its impact on my father or mother. I was at Canterbury and pretty well isolated from reality.
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Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years, the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
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