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

Jimmy Carter on determination
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We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.

Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

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

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

Jimmy Carter on desires
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There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.

Jimmy Carter on attempt
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Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

Jimmy Carter on nature
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If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.

Jimmy Carter on work
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I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.

Jimmy Carter on drown
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We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Jimmy Carter on life
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My great-grandfather and his two brothers fought at Gettysburg.

They were in artillery, and they survived the war, thank goodness. So I revere what they did. I think their motivations were honorable when they undertook the war and participated in it along with other Southerners.

Jimmy Carter on war
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We can't equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs.

Jimmy Carter on freedom
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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 on thought
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The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive

About Jimmy Carter

Name Jimmy Carter
Quotes 125 quotes
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16
About James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981, and the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate and as the 76th Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975.
Top topics president, people, life, peace, rights

I was totally dominated and revered my father.

I admired everything he did. He was a great sports person. He loved me. I was his only boy at that time, before my brother Billy came along.

Jimmy Carter on father
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We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant.

Jimmy Carter on people
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You just have to have a simple faith.

Jimmy Carter on simple
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Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.

Jimmy Carter on politics
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I remember the last three days that I was president, I never went to bed at all.

I never went to bed until we had negotiated the final release of the hostages.

Jimmy Carter on remember
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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 on women
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My understanding of racial discrimination as a child was highly distorted because the most prominent man in Archery was an African-American bishop. When he came home from up north, where he was in charge of A.M.E. churches in five states, it was front-page news. He was the most successful man in my life.

Jimmy Carter on life
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There's no way now for you to get a Democratic or Republican nomination without being able to raise $200 or $300 million or more. I would not be inclined to do that, and I would not be capable of doing it.

Jimmy Carter on democratic
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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 on awareness
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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 on contrivance
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I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God's eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews - everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.

Jimmy Carter on attitude
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Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.

Jimmy Carter on foreign
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People make a big fuss over you when you're President.

But I'm very serious about doing everything I can to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.

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

Jimmy Carter on peace
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Put on a sweater.

Jimmy Carter on conservation
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My constant prayer, my number one foreign goal, is to bring peace to Israel.

And in the process to Israel's neighbours.

Jimmy Carter on prayer
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My position has always been, along with many other people, that any differences be resolved in a nonviolent way.

Jimmy Carter on people
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All my playmates on the farm were black, and later, when I started school in Plains, it was all white. But I was always eager to get back home to my friends in Archery.

Jimmy Carter on home
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I think, in many people's minds, the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people to believe that even slavery would've been OK.

Jimmy Carter on people
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I personally have always been in favor of people who are gay being permitted to marry legally - and I still feel that way.

Jimmy Carter on people
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I had just as much support from Republicans as I did Democrats when I ran for president. But I should have organized the Democratic Party to get me re-elected.

Jimmy Carter on support
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Testing oneself is best when done alone.

Jimmy Carter on testing
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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 on adversity
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In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers.

If you are a moderate in any respect - if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith - it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us.

Jimmy Carter on faith
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What has happened at Guantanamo Bay... does not represent the will of the American people. I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong. I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people.

Jimmy Carter on american
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My favourite president, and the one I admired most, was Harry Truman.

Jimmy Carter on president
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I don't think that the total creation took place in six days as we now measure time. If we can confirm, say, the Big Bang theory, that doesn't at all cause me to question my faith that God created the Big Bang.

Jimmy Carter on god
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I think I was identified as a failed president because I wasn't re-elected.

Jimmy Carter on president
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You can not 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 on belief
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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 on beauties
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I'll never tell a lie. I'll never make a misleading statement. I'll never betray the confidence that any of you had in me. And I'll never avoid a controversial issue.

Jimmy Carter on confidence
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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 on nation
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My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.

Jimmy Carter on confirms
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When I was president, I announced and I still maintain that I can live with Roe v. Wade. I did everything I possibly could as president under that ruling, which I don't think ought to be changed, to minimize the need for abortions. I think every abortion is a result of a horrible series of errors on the part of people involved.

Jimmy Carter on live
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I'm going to stay active as long as I can politically, and with the Carter Center primarily, and if I'm able mentally and physically, will continue to be quite active.

Jimmy Carter on long
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Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.

Jimmy Carter on patriotism
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I don't think the Tea Party people are racist, except maybe a tiny portion of them. But there has been a deliberate effort - again, referring to Fox Broadcasting - to inject the race issue into it. They have actually called Obama a racist on television.

Jimmy Carter on tea
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I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.

Jimmy Carter on adultery
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