Jimmy Carter Quotes (198 Quotes)


    Obviously, I'm very grateful to the Nobel committee for choosing me. I think they've announced very clearly that the work of the Carter Center has been a wonderful contribution to the world for the last 20 years.

    Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process, ... There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president.

    Just two candidates have asked my opinion about whether they should run for president or not, and I've advised both of them to become candidates, and he's one of them,

    I don't think there's any doubt that some of the factors in his pardon was attributable to large gifts, some of which he gave to Israel, other benefactors and the influence of his former wife, so I think that was, in my opinion, disgraceful, ... brought d

    Iran is a signatory of a nuclear nonproliferation treaty,


    This is an important statement which I have already shared with the U. S. government, ... As the recent tragic attack on Sarajevo has demonstrated, peace will not come easily, but there is good reason to take Karadzic's statement and put it to the test, and to seek comparable efforts from all the other parties involved, to move rapidly to talks.

    an unprecedented and overt ... merger of the church and state, of religion and politics.

    I think the current situation in Iraq and the continued violence in Iraq and the substantial abandonment of Afghanistan -- where we only control the capital in Kabul and the rest of the country is being taken over by warlords and the Taliban is coming back -- I think those kinds of things are inevitably going to be placed on the agenda for almost all the candidates,

    the way that people register, the way that people vote and to guarantee that when their votes are cast that they'll be counted accurately and to make sure that we don't discriminate against voters who might be poorer or live in a precinct that has a bad system.


    There's no way really for us to have any uniformity, no way to guarantee that voters' decisions will be counted accurately and there is no way to educate, in advance, a system of voters, say in a particular area like around Atlanta, because we probably have got 10 different ways to vote in this immediate television coverage (area),

    In the face of intense monitoring and overwhelming American military superiority, any belligerent move by Hussein against a neighbor, even the smallest nuclear test (necessary before weapons construction), a tangible threat to use a weapon of mass destruction, or sharing this technology with terrorist organizations would be suicidal, ... But it is quite possible that such weapons would be used against Israel or our forces in response to an American attack.

    I don't have any doubt that he is very sincere about his Christian faith, ... There are some differences in interpretation. ... I have a commitment to worship the Prince of Peace, not the prince of pre-emptive war. I believe that Christ taught us to give special attention to the plight of the poor.

    free, honest, open and without any violence of any kind.

    This would go a long way to deter any kind of temptation to fraud.

    Thanks to our partners, we see the success of our work in the eyes of children who will never go blind and in the faces of parents who now have hope that their lives can improve. The outpouring of support underscores the interest people have in preventing unnecessary suffering for their neighbors.

    Truth is the foundation of our global leadership, but our credibility has been shattered, and we are left increasingly isolated and vulnerable in a hostile world.

    for powerful countries to adopt a principle of preventive war may well set an example that can have catastrophic consequences.

    The legislation introduced by Sen. Murkowski not only opens up this precious and so far unspoiled area of Alaska, but also destroys, to a great degree, the protection that has been built into other legislations concerning air pollution, water pollution and other things,

    They put limits on financing which is something we need to do in the United States as well, and they also helped to guarantee that the major candidates and even the minor candidates had access to the news media, which is something else which is admirable.

    I am proud to call Lieutenant John Kerry my shipmate, and I am ready to follow him to victory in November,

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

    That is something that is inherent in the system and I don't think there is any doubt that corrections will be made to minimize that effect.

    I am concerned about the adverse economic impact on the New London area, the abandonment of a huge installation of facilities and, less quantitatively, a loss of some of the proud submariners' heritage of our historic association with service and training at New London.

    You have given me a great responsibility to stay close to you, to be worthy of you and to exemplify what you are.

    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,

    There is no other mandate whose implementation could more to profoundly improve international relationships,

    I don't profess to speak for other active and retired submariners, but I believe that, overwhelmingly, the consensus would be that transferring the submarine forces from New London would be militarily deleterious.

    This proposal for permanent normal trade relations with China will be enormously beneficial for both the United States and Chinese workers,

    Nevada did it this past year -- so that there can be some comparison on the part of the voter 'This is the way I touched the screen. Did my ballot comply' And they look at the paper ballot.

    This administration is doing more than any administration in the last 20 years.

    there is no guarantee in the U. S. that people of different economic levels have the same degree of counting in the balance.

    the top priority in the international community at this time.

    In repudiating extremism, we need to recommit ourselves to a few common-sense principles that should transcend partisan differences.

    deeply concerned about continued reports of political violence, internal displacement of the population, the activities of armed militias unchecked by the government and police action that have violated basic political rights and freedoms.

    He was courageous. He was strategic in his thinking, ... Larry King Live.

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

    There has only been one time in history when both the United States and the Soviet Union put their nuclear forces on alert, and that was over the Middle East,

    Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.

    If we concentrate on those things, that would make the united front against terrorism more effective,

    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.

    They describe themselves as now living like cavemen. In the meantime, Milosevic has become a hero at home because he's defending his country and we're making no progress towards peace, ... Larry King Live.

    Gore received the most votes nationwide, and in my opinion, he also received the most votes in Florida, ... And the decision was made as you know by a 5-4 vote on a highly partisan basis by the U.S. Supreme Court, so I would say in 2000, there was a failure.

    Our nation must be fair to the poorest among us, so we will increase aid to needy Americans to cope with rising energy prices ... .

    I personally think that he did violate the law, that he committed impeachable offenses. But I don't think that he thinks he did. referring to former President Richard M Nixon.

    Some states have passed abominable laws that are a disgrace to democracy,

    We have not lessened the strength of terrorists around the world and have not lessened but have increased both the number and the fervor and the organizational capabilities of terrorists,

    Our dominant international challenge is to restore the greatness of America -- based on telling the truth, a commitment to peace, and respect for civil liberties at home and basic human rights around the world,


    An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. a crisis that calls for firmness and restraint.


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