The best Quotes by Jimmy Carter

The best Quotes by Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and humanitarian who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967.

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America did not invent human rights. In a very real senseā€¦ human rights invented America.
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.
Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things - he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.
We have a special relationship with Israel. It's absolutely crucial that no one in our country or around the world ever doubt that our number one committment in the Middle East is to protect the right of Israel to exist, to exist permanently, and to exist in peace.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
When I was in the White House, I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Quotes about Jimmy Carter

In Plains, I saw Jimmy Carter as he really is - a nice, decent man... in terms of compassionate contribution to society, he certainly has proven to be our best past president.