Jimmy Carter Quotes

Most popular Jimmy Carter Quotes

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
— Jimmy Carter

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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America.
— Jimmy Carter

America

It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
— Jimmy Carter

insecurity

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.
— Jimmy Carter

Strength

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

politics religion

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

democracy

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
I think of God as an omnipotent and omniscient presence, a spirit that permeates the universe, the essence of truth, nature, being, and life. To me, these are profound and indescribable concepts that seem to be trivialized when expressed in words.
— Jimmy Carter

God

Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can't. But I don't 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

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