125 Total Quotes

Jimmy Carter Quotes

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

Jimmy Carter
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.
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#American President Quotes #Globalization

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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.
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Jimmy Carter
The entire Islamic world condemned Iran. Nowadays, because of the unwarranted invasion of Iraq by Bush and Blair, which was a completely unjust adventure based on misleading statements, and the lack of any effort to resolve the Palestinian issue, there is massive Islamic condemnation of the United States.
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#Iraq

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The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
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#Justice

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I think the current situation in Iraq and the continued violence in Iraq and the substantial abandonment of Afghanistan -- where we only control the capital in Kabul and the rest of the country is being taken over by warlords and the Taliban is coming back -- I think those kinds of things are inevitably going to be placed on the agenda for almost all the candidates,
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#Afghanistan

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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.
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#American President Quotes #Conflict

Jimmy Carter
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
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#American President Quotes #Art

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As I am today, I was concerned about human rights, and I was concerned about the well-being of the working people of this country,
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#Human Rights

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the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the American people will prevail.
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#Common Sense

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Congress must enact the windfall profits tax without delay, ... It will be money well spent. Unlike the billions of dollars that we ship to foreign countries to pay for foreign oil, these funds will be paid by Americans to Americans.
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#Congress

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For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
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#American President Quotes #Happiness

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If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
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#American President Quotes #Achievement

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with a serious handicap as they enter college or private life where freedom of speech will be permitted.
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#College

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We live in a time of transition, an uneasy era which is likely to endure for the rest of this century. During the period we may be tempted to abandon some of the time-honored principles and commitments which have been proven during the difficult times of past generations. We must never yield to this temptation. Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities - not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.
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#Rest

Jimmy Carter
In 1988, there was no doubt that the election was shot through with fraud. In 1994, there was tremendous improvement. In 1996, the major parties got together and helped to evolve a new electoral law that made an independent commission to conduct the whole election,
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#Doubt

Jimmy Carter
This would be hopefully a voluntary commitment by the (media), ... If they don't do it, then we recommend that Congress take action.
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#Commitment

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Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
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#American President Quotes #Future

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as Iraq has become the pre-eminent obsession of political leaders and the general public.
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#Iraq

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For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
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#Country

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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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#American President Quotes

Jimmy Carter
They enhanced human rights in all nations. At the same time, they transformed our relationships in America, breaking down racial barriers that existed for almost two centuries.
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#America

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Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
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#Life

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Veterans, including myself, would be very proud to have us choose a president and U.S. senators and congressmen and other state officials on our holiday,
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#Senators