Jimmy Carter Quotes

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

One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations… is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.

Albert John Lutuli, Norman Borlaug, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Jody Williams and even Albert Schweitzer, and Mother Teresa. All of these and others have proven that even without government power and often in opposition to it, individuals can enhance human rights and wage peace actively and effectively.

It’s interesting to note that citizens of the 10 wealthiest countries are now 75 times richer than those who live in the 10 poorest ones. And the separation is increasing every year. Not only between nations, but within them… We have not yet made the commitment to share with others an appreciable part of our […]

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.

Jesus preached and talked against a whole gamut of sins. He never mentioned homosexuality at all.

We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength… The question is not when we came here, but why our families came here. And what we did after we arrived.

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.

This national administration (G. W. Bush) is the worst for conservation in my lifetime, maybe in history.

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.