Jimmy Carter Quotes

50 Jimmy Carter quotes:

"If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement."
"In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'"
"Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent."
"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."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The personal attacks on the president and the condemnations of America by Hugo Chavez from Venezuela, I think, are completely unjustified and uncalled for, ... Chavez is a difficult person with whom to deal personally. I know from my own experience."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Seen from the air, it is very clear that this disaster is worse than the earthquake of 1972, ... I have known other cases of disaster, and I know the worst is yet to come -- cholera and dengue."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"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,"
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"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."
"I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming."
"I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president."
"Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread."
"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."
"There have always been abnormalities in elections including in my own country, the United States. My hope is opposition party members would take their seats in parliament and ensure that voters' interests are represented,"
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"The Carter Center has been monitoring elections down here for more than 12 years, ... This one was almost perfect."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Elections Quotes
"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,"
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"The total commitment by the people who live here and also by foreigners is to ensure peace in Liberia, and I believe peace will be maintained."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"This would be hopefully a voluntary commitment by the (media), ... If they don't do it, then we recommend that Congress take action."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the American people will prevail."
"In repudiating extremism, we need to recommit ourselves to a few common-sense principles that should transcend partisan differences."
"with a serious handicap as they enter college or private life where freedom of speech will be permitted."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: College Quotes

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