Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

American statesman, 39e President

Lived from: 1924-

Category: Politics

Quotes: Jimmy Carter

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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.
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    America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
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    I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
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    I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.
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    I think I was identified as a failed president because I wasn't re-elected.
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    I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.
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    If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.
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    Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak and human dignity must be enhanced.
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    Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.

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    We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
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    We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
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    We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
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    We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
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    You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
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