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Jimmy Carter Quotes

39th U.S. President
Born On
1924-10-01
Birth Place
Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Father
James Earl Carter Sr.
Mother
Lillian Gordy Carter
Spouse
Rosalynn Smith
Nationality
American
Education
United States Naval Academy (1946) , Union College Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Southwestern State University

I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.

Jimmy Carter

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Jimmy Carter

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

Jimmy Carter

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.

Jimmy Carter

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.

Jimmy Carter

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood

Jimmy Carter

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.

Jimmy Carter

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

Jimmy Carter

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.

Jimmy Carter

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.

Jimmy Carter

An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. a crisis [that] calls for firmness and restraint.

Jimmy Carter

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.

Jimmy Carter

We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States.

Jimmy Carter

I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.

Jimmy Carter

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Jimmy Carter

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

Jimmy Carter