1) “Hi! I’m Jimmy Carter, and I’m going to be your next President.”
Standaard openingszin tijdens de verkiezingscampagne van 1976

2) “My name is Jimmy Carter, and I am not running for President.”
Uitspraak gedaan in een toespraak tijdens de verkiezingscampagne van John Kerry in 2004

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

4) “I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.”

5) “We’ve uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.”

6) “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.”

7) “For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.”

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

9) “It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”

10) “Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.”

11) “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.”

12) “We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war”

13) “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.”

14) “My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.”

“15) We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.”

16) “Christ is an avenue to God, an example, a guide, and a source of reassurance, strength, and wisdom.”

17) “The government ought to stay out of the prayer business.”

18) “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America.”

19) “Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood”

20) “We are completely in bed with the Israelis to the detriment of the Palestinians”

21) “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.”

22) “I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.”

’23) “I’ve often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.”

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

25) “The entire Islamic world condemned Iran. Nowadays, because of the unwarranted invasion of Iraq by Bush and Blair, which was a completely unjust adventure based on misleading statements, and the lack of any effort to resolve the Palestinian issue, there is massive Islamic condemnation of the United States.”

26) “We have had a very disturbing change in our country in the last three or four years: from a 200-year history of war as a last resort to ‘pre-emptive war”

27) “When your troops go to war, the prime minister or the president change overnight from an administrator, dealing with taxation and welfare and health and deteriorating roads, into the commander-in-chief. And it’s just become almost unpatriotic to describe Bush’s fallacious and ill-advised and mistaken and sometimes misleading actions”

Presidenten: 27 citaten van Jimmy Carter

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