James Earl Carter, Jr.


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  • ''It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Why Not the Best? P. 89, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press (1975). He is campaigning for president.
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  • ''Reinhold Niebuhr observes that the sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Why Not the Best? P. 93, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press (1975). He is describing the compatibility of religion and politics.
  • ''A nation's domestic and foreign policies and actions should be derived from the same standards of ethics, honesty and morality which are characteristic of the individual citizens of the nation.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Why Not the Best? P. 123, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press (1975). Explaining that the government should be as good as its people.
  • ''I have come to realize that in every person there is something fine and pure and noble, along with a desire for self-fulfillment.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Why Not the Best? P. 129, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press (1975). Describing the credo that motivated his political and diplomatic style.
  • ''We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Oct. 27, 1976, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvia.
  • ''America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Farewell address, January 14, 1981.
  • ''I thought a lot about our nation and what I should do as president. And Sunday night before last, I made a speech about two problems of our country—energy and malaise.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Remarks at town meeting, July 31, 1979, Bardstown, Kentucky. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1979. The speech referred to by Carter, broadcast July 15 from the White House, did not include the word malaise.
  • ''The reduction of nuclear arsenals and the removal of the threat of worldwide nuclear destruction is a measure, in my judgment, of the power and strength of a great nation.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. transcript, Vertical File, Box No. Carter, Jimmy, Addresses, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia. Address at Southern Methodist University, March 26, 1984, pp. 8-9. Commenting on one of the major goals of his public career.
  • ''I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Addresses of James Earl Carter, 1971-1975, p. 79, comp. Frank Daniel, Atlanta, Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Secretary of State (1975). Inaugural Address, Governor of Georgia, January 12, 1971.
  • ''At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Address to the Democratic National Convention, New York City, July 1992, transcript in Vertical File, Box No. Election '76MEnergy Policy, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia. Describing the purpose of the Carter Center of Emory University, a non-profit organization founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in 1982 to promote world peace and world health.

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