Jimmy Carter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jimmy carter quotes, jimmy carter sayings, and jimmy carter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Jimmy Carter

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

Jimmy Carter

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

Jimmy Carter

Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.     

Jimmy Carter

Throughout my life, I've seen the difference that volunteering efforts can make in people's lives. I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer.     

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Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.     

Jimmy Carter

Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life...     

Jimmy Carter

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.     

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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.     

Jimmy Carter

Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.     

Jimmy Carter

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.     

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The drug culture has shaped at least one major change since the Sixties; It became the basis for overloading our prisons.     

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Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed.     

Jimmy Carter

Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.     

Jimmy Carter

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.     

Jimmy Carter

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny.     

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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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Globalization is a policy, not an act of God.     

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Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of... permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.     

Jimmy Carter

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.     

Jimmy Carter

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

Jimmy Carter

The respect for human rights is one of the most significant advantages of a free and democratic nation in the peaceful struggle for influence, and we should use this good weapon as effectively as possible.     

Jimmy Carter

With massive arsenals still on hair-trigger alert, a global holocaust is just as possible now, through mistakes or misjudgments, as it was during the depths of the Cold War.     

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To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.     

Jimmy Carter

When people are intimidated about having their own opinions, oppression is at hand.     

Jimmy Carter

There needs to be a similar degree of flexibility and generosity in the recognition of the humaneness and worth of people who we generally consider as adversaries.     

Jimmy Carter

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.     

Jimmy Carter

Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.     

Jimmy Carter

It is generally not known in the world that, in the years preceding 1916, there was a concerted effort made to eliminate all the Armenian people, probably one of the greatest tragedies that ever befell any group. And there weren't any Nuremberg trials.      

Jimmy Carter

Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.     

Jimmy Carter