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41 James Earl Carter, Jr. Quotes (U.S.A’s 39th President)

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41 James Earl Carter, Jr. Quotes:

1. “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

2. “To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

3. “Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

4. “The love of liberty is a common blood that flows in our American veins.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

5. “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

6. “Failure is a reality; we all fail at times, and it’s painful when we do. But it’s better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, adventurous, and uncertain than to say, ” I don’t want to try because I may not succeed completely.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

7. “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.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

8. “The drug culture has shaped at least one major change since the Sixties; It became the basis for overloading our prisons.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

9. “I’ve never won an arguement with my wife; and the only time I thought I had I found out the argument wasn’t over yet.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

10. “Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

11. “In order for us human beings to commit ourselves personally to the inhumanity of war, we find it necessary first to dehumanize our opponents, which is in itself a violation of the beliefs of all religions. Once we characterize our adversaries as beyond the scope of God’s mercy and grace, their lives lose all value. We deny personal responsibility when we plant landmines and, days or years later, a stranger to us — often a child – is crippled or killed. From a great distance, we launch bombs or missiles with almost total impunity, and never want to know the number or identity of the victims.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

12. “We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism with weakness.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

13. “The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

14. “Whether the borders that divide us are picket fences or national boundaries, we are all neighbors in a global community.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

15. “The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

16. “When people are intimidated about having their own opinions, oppression is at hand.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

17. “One of the most serious problems that our country has inherited an unwillingness to talk to anyone who disagrees with us or who won’t accept, before a discussion, all the premises that we demand.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

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18. “Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

19. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

20. “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

21. “We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

22. “It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

23. “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

24. “If you’re totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

25. “I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God’s standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.” — JIMMY CARTER

 

26. “If the misery of others leaves you indifferent and with no feeling of sorrow, then you cannot be called a human being.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

27. “Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

28. “War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

29. “We have no desire to be the world’s policeman. But America does want to be the world’s peacemaker.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

30. “The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

31. “If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

32. “All I want is the same thing you want. To have a nation with a government that is as good and honest and decent and competent and compassionate and as filled with love as are the American people.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

33. “Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

34. “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

 

35. “Our government now has a strange and unprecedented and pervasive policy of not speaking to anybody who doesn’t agree with us in advance on controversial issues. So we close the door, we go into a closet and pout.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

36. “We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

37. “Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but rather by what one owns.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

38. “What are the things that you can’t see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love…They’re the guiding lights of a life.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

39. “We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

40. “The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

41. “I can’t deny I’m a better ex-president than I was a president.” – JIMMY CARTER

 

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