Jimmy Carter Quotes

October 1, 1924

Jimmy Carter

Be motivated by the words of wisdom in these Jimmy Carter quotes. Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. He has been a promoter of human rights around the world. He works and supports, Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for the needy. The Nobel Peace Price was award to Mr Carter in 2002 for his "efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."


Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
Jimmy Carter
Accountability   |


I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.
Jimmy Carter
Success  |


While all else may change, God's promises remain firm. Jimmy Carter
While all else may change, God's promises remain firm.
Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
Quotes about Change  |


Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our national beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.
Jimmy Carter, Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President
Commitment  |


We have learned that "more" is not necessarily "better," that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems . . . we must simply do our best.
Jimmy Carter, Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President
Inspirational Quotes  |


My father and others taught me every Sunday about the other great prophets who relayed God's word to his chosen people, mostly during the period of their exile, and who Christians believe were preparing for the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, a descendant of David.
Jimmy Carter, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work
Father Quotes  |


We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. Jimmy Carter
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
Jimmy Carter
Words of Encouragement   |  


If we're looking for a repository of confidence - someone in whom to put our faith - then we must look to God, the Creator of the universe and the one who gave us life.
Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
Faith  |


We tend to think that money and fame and the adulation of others will make us happy - but we come to realize that those things are not foundations for real success.
Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
Happy  |


God also has blessed us, through Jesus Christ, in countless ways. Yet how often do we give God the credit? We don't see all our blessings - freedom, good health, security, and prosperity - as coming from the good hand of God.
Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
Blessed  |


. . . it's a good idea  to spend a few moments each day to connect with God and ask, Well, where do you want to take me today? Jimmy Carter
None of us can know where our journeys with God will take us even tomorrow - let alone a decade from now - so it's a good idea to spend a few moments each day to connect with God and ask, "Well, where do you want to take me today?"
Jimmy Carter, Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President
Quotes about God  |


Like other Christians, our family needed spiritual fellowship, not special recognition or honors, so as much as possible we were treated the same as any other members of the church.
Jimmy Carter, Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith
Family  |


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


I saw the presidency as a way to accomplish specific goals that I considered important,. . . I look back on those four years with peace and satisfaction, knowing that I did my best and had some notable accomplishments.
Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Accomplishment  |


In fact, the final judgment of people I knew was based on their own character and achievements, and not on their race.
Jimmy Carter, An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Character  |


Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder. Jimmy Carter
Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
Jimmy Carter
Quotes about Life   |  


One of the major goals of my life, while in political office and since I was retired from the White House by the 1980 election, has been to help ensure a lasting peace for Israelis and others in the Middle East. Many people share the same dream, and at times my own efforts to achieve this goal have been intertwined with some of theirs.
Jimmy Carter, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Goals  |


My own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions have made it clear to me that as a result of these two factors there is a pervasive denial of equal rights to women, more than half of all human beings, and this discrimination results in tangible harm to all of us, male and female.
Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Experience  |


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.
Jimmy Carter
Communication   |  


You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Jimmy Carter
Believe In Yourself   |  


America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Jimmy Carter
Helping Others   |  


Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
Jimmy Carter
Anger   |  


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


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


We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Jimmy Carter
Children   |  


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


If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.
Jimmy Carter
Wise   |  


If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter
Achievement   |  


The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
Jimmy Carter
Adversity  |  


Quotes about Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter had a common touch that people could trust. He was refreshingly honest and brought with him hope for renewa l to a beleaguered nation. Michael Spencer Hayes, Jimmy Carter: With Family, Friends and Foes
Trust  |  


Jimmy came from humble beginnings, which may be one reason for his drive to effect change domestically. He wanted to make a difference in the American people's lives.
Henry Carroll, Jimmy Carter: A Biography
Quotes about Make A Difference  |  


Jimmy Carter was an exceptionally smart man. He could also be very engaging; few failed to be dazzled by his memorably wide smile.
Julian E. Zelizer, Jimmy Carter (The American Presidents)
Motivation  |  


    
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