Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter – I’ve used the prestige and…


“I’ve used the prestige and influence of having been a president of the United States as effectively as possible. And secondly, I’ve still been able to carry out my commitments to peace and human rights and environmental quality and freedom and democracy and so forth.”
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Jimmy Carter – On balance, my life has…


“On balance, my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians.”
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Jimmy Carter – There’s no doubt that usually…


“There’s no doubt that usually a president’s public image is enhanced by going to war. That never did appeal to me.”
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Jimmy Carter – The experience of democracy is…


“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.”
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Jimmy Carter – I can’t really criticize the…


“I can’t really criticize the Tea Party people, because I came into the White House pretty much on the same basis that they have become popular. That is dissatisfaction with the way things are going in Washington and disillusionment and disencouragement about the government.”
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Jimmy Carter – When I was elected President…


“When I was elected President nobody asked me to negotiate between Israel and Egypt. It was not even a question raised in my campaign. But I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land.”
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Jimmy Carter – Ever since Israel has been…


“Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton.”
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Jimmy Carter – War may sometimes be a…


“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.”
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Jimmy Carter – I separated from the Southern…


“I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God’s eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews – everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.”
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Jimmy Carter – Republicans are men of narrow…


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