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By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

You have given me a great responsibility: to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I think the most challenging thing for me in my life and in the Bible is that we worship Jesus as the Prince of Peace. And America is constantly at war.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

One of my greatest pleasures is being on the farmland that's been in the family since 1833.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I would describe fundamentalism as, first of all, a movement led almost invariably by authoritarian males who consider themselves to be superior to others and who have an overwhelming commitment to subjugate women and to dominate their fellow believers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Thoughtful criticism and close scrutiny of all government officials by the press and the public are an important part of our democratic society.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

If we do not learn to eliminate waste and to be more productive and more efficient in the ways we use energy, then we will fall short of this goal [for the Nation to derive 20 percent of all the energy we use from the Sun, by 2000]. But if we use our technological imagination, if we can work together to harness the light of the Sun, the power of the wind, and the strength of rushing streams, then we will succeed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Under Lenin the Soviet Union was like a religious revival, under Stalin like a prison, under Khrushchev like a circus, and under Brezhnev like the U.S. Post Office.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I don't believe that China, in my lifetime or maybe my children's lifetime, be equal to the United States militarily speaking, but they are very careful to avoid any engagement in war, they are basically a peaceful country, which gives them another advantage over the United States when we are much more inclined to go to war for various reasons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

The Carter Center has a policy of doing what others do not want to do. We do not compete with the World Health Organization, the United Nations or the US government.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Because I know about the Holy Land, I've taught lessons about the Holy Land all my life, and - but you can't bring peace to Israel without giving the Palestinian also peace. And Lebanon and Jordan and Syria as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

In order for us human beings to commit ourselves personally to the inhumanity of war, we find it necessary first to dehumanize our opponents, which is in itself a violation of the beliefs of all religions. Once we characterize our adversaries as beyond the scope of God's mercy and grace, their lives lose all value.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

My constant prayer, my number one foreign goal, is to bring peace to Israel. And in the process to Israel's neighbours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I've committed adultery in my heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I want to stress again that human rights are not peripheral to the foreign policy of the United States. Our pursuit of human rights is part of a broad effort to use our great power and our tremendous influence in the service of creating a better world, a world in which human beings can live in peace, in freedom, and with their basic needs adequately met.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

The existing and long-standing use of the word 'evolution' in our state's textbooks has not adversely affected Georgians' belief in the omnipotence of God as creator of the universe, There can be no incompatibility between Christian faith and proven facts concerning geology, biology, and astronomy. There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

What are the things that you can't see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love...They're the guiding lights of a life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Well, as you know, there are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people cant. But I dont believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal, particularly when there is a moral factor involved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I have come to realize that in every person there is something fine and pure and noble, along with a desire for self-fulfillment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

My wish is peace for Israel and for Israel's neighbors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I think with the advent of Reagan, and subsequently, both parties, there's been a strong move towards the advantage given to the richer people, in taxation and grants and supplements and things of that kind. Primarily exacerbated more recently by the Supreme Court's stupid ruling on Citizens United, and now there's a massive flood of money into the political system that I think has subverted the essence of a moral and ethical standard that used to permeate American democracy. Now it's not an admirable process. I think we've gone backwards.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

There is a strong religious commitment to the sanctity of human life, but, paradoxically, some of the most fervent protectors of microscopic stem cells are the most ardent proponents of the death penalty.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I realize that violence is not more prevalent today than in previous periods of human history, but there is a difference. We have seen visionary standards adopted by the global community that espouse peace and human rights, and the globalization of information ensures that the violation of these principles of nonviolence by a powerful and admired democracy tends to resonate throughout the world community. We should have advanced much further in the realization of women's rights, given these international commitments to peace and the rule of law.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

On both of my major trips to North Korea, the leaders of the country made it plain that they want to make progress towards doing away with nuclear weapons and towards ending the longstanding, official state of war which persists between North Korea and the United States and South Korea, a war which has continued since the ceasefire over fifty years ago. That sort of thing happens quite often when we meet with people who are kind of international outcasts with whom the government of the United States won't meet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

It is the fundamental right of every American, as guaranteed by the first amendment of the Constitution, to worship as he or she pleases... This legislation sets forth the policy of the United States to protect and preserve the inherent right of American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiian people to believe, express, and exercise their traditional religions

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I can get up at 8am and be rested... or I can get up at 5am and be President.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

My proudest accomplishment was that I never dropped a bomb, fired a bullet, or shot a missile.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Jesus is the Son of God, we have a chance for God's blessings, God's salvation through our faith in Jesus Christ and all of us are sinners who fall short of the glory of God, and the wages of sin is death but through our faith that Jesus Christ, we can be saved.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

There's no doubt that the Christian right has gone to bed with the more conservative elements of the Republican Party. And there's been a melding in their goals when it comes to the separation of church and state. I've always believed in the separation of church and state.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

The importation and sale of marijuana is condemned and punished as a serious crime, but we accept as legitimate the manufacture and sale of an infinitely more addictive and deadly drug: the nicotine in cigarettes that cost the lives of 390,000 American citizens last year.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes - and we must.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Ours is the most wasteful nation on Earth. We waste more energy than we import. With about the same standard of living, we use twice as much energy per person as do other countries like Germany, Japan, and Sweden.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Being president is as difficult as writing the perfect poem. And being president is as effortless as writing the perfect poem. Always a Reckoning, my first collection of poetry, was described by Booklist as 'keenly evocative.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jimmy Carter

The first time I ever saw snow skis was when I was 62 years old and that was 19 years ago and I'm still skiing. So, we'll be skiing with some very close friends of the Carter Center letting them know what the Carter Center is doing around the world. We have programs in over 65 countries.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

We can drift along as though there were still a cold war, wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on weapons that will never be used, ignoring the problems of people in this country and around the world, being one of the worst environmental violators on earth, standing against any sort of viable programs to protect the world's forests or to cut down on acid rain or the global warming or ozone depletion. We can ignore human rights violations in other countries, or we can take these things on as true leaders ought to and accept the inspiring challenge of America for the future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

There is no other even moderately equal abuse than the murder of little baby girls - nothing else compares with that, in horror.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I had very good support from Democrats and Republicans all throughout my administration. I had a very high batting average. We added more jobs per year in my four years than any other president since the Second World War.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Those who start war often know that because of their high political position their own lives will not be in danger. on the Diane Rehm Show.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

Giving people equal access to enjoying the benefits of America is the biggest problem that we're not making any progress in resolving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

George Bush asked me if there was anything he could do for me, and I said, "Yes, you can help promote peace in Sudan after eight years of different policy." And he said, "I'll do it." So to make a long story short, he did it, not necessarily because I requested it, but they were very successful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

I am not going to use the federal government's authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnic homogeneous neighborhoods.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jimmy Carter

As far as being in dangerous situations around the world is concerned, I always have a Secret Service detail with me as one of the privileges of a former President.