Politics The Best Jimmy Carter Quotes  

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A list of the best Jimmy Carter quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Jimmy Carter quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Jimmy Carter quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Jimmy Carter should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Jimmy Carter quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

62 10
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. Jimmy Carter

59 15
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. Jimmy Carter

41 8
kmkmkm added “War May Sometimes Be a Necessary Evil. but No Matter How Necessary, It Is Always An Evil, Never a Good.

27 8
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. Jimmy Carter

24 7
We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business. Jimmy Carter

26 10
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter

21 8
We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism with weakness. Jimmy Carter

18 9
Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people cant. But I dont believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved. Jimmy Carter

19 10
According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. Well, Hubert Humphrey may have sinned in the eyes of God, as we all do, but according to those definitions of Gandhis, it was Hubert Humphrey without sin. Jimmy Carter

14 8
Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern this Nation. This difficult effort will be the moral equivalent of war, except that we will be uniting our efforts to build and not to destroy. Jimmy Carter

13 10
I thought a lot about our Nation and what I should do as President. And Sunday night before last, I made a speech about two problems of our countryenergy and malaise. Jimmy Carter

18 17
I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. Jimmy Carter