Jimmy Carter Quotes

Jimmy Carter

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James Earl Carter Jr. was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924, and served as president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Formerly a member of the Democratic Party, he served as Georgia's 76th governor from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967.


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1. We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.

2. We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

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

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

5. 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.

6. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

7. 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.

8. Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.

9. 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.

10. Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.

11. Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. You just have to have a simple faith.

15. I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined, when the record of performances have been reviewed, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future.

16. Well, you know, I had been a peanut farmer. I had - you know who was the first president - Democratic president I ever met? Bill Clinton.

17. 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.