33 Inspirational Jimmy Carter Quotes To Live Your Best Life

Which are your favorite Jimmy Carter quotes?

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) was the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), serving as the only President from a Democratic Party in history.

He was elected to the Presidency on November 2, 1976, and took office on January 20, 1977. The Carter administration addressed some of his predecessor’s first term problems by proposing a national energy program and successfully deregulating parts of American industry.

During his presidency, he made considerable changes in foreign policy, such as establishing diplomatic relations with China and Russia. In addition, he negotiated a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel which won him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Check out these his most inspirational quotes:

33 Inspirational Jimmy Carter Quotes

1. “We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” ― Jimmy Carter

2. “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.” ― Jimmy Carter

3. “Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but rather by what one owns.” ― Jimmy Carter

4. “Too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption.” ― Jimmy Carter

5. “Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.” ― Jimmy Carter

6. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” ― Jimmy Carter

7. “I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.” ― Jimmy Carter

8. “We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” ― Jimmy Carter

9. “Failure is a reality; we all fail at times, and it’s painful when we do. But it’s better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, adventurous, and uncertain, than to say, “I don’t want to try because I may not succeed completely.” ― Jimmy Carter

10. “We cannot change the history of the past.” ― Jimmy Carter

11. “We’ve become increasingly addicted to consumption of goods that we don’t produce ourselves, and a lot of the manufacturing has gone overseas.” ― Jimmy Carter

12. “If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values. Because you don’t!”

13. “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

14. “We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” ― Jimmy Carter

15. “If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.” ― Jimmy Carter

16. “Spirit is like the wind, in that we can’t see it but can see its effects, which are profound.” ― Jimmy Carter

17. “We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.” ― Jimmy Carter

18. “To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.” ― Jimmy Carter

19. “My faith demands – this is not optional – my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I can, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” ― Jimmy Carter

20. “I’ll never tell a lie. I’ll never make a misleading statement. I’ll never betray the confidence that any of you had in me. And I’ll never avoid a controversial issue.” ― Jimmy Carter

21. “We cannot ignore our gift of the future.” ― Jimmy Carter

22. “Testing oneself is best when done alone.” ― Jimmy Carter

23. “Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.” ― Jimmy Carter

24. “We simply must have faith in each other, faith in our ability to govern ourselves, and faith in the future of this Nation. Restoring that faith and that confidence to America is now the most important task we face.” ― Jimmy Carter

25. “It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.” ― Jimmy Carter

26. “When people are intimidated about having their own opinions, oppression is at hand.” ― Jimmy Carter

27. “You only have to have two loves in your life: for God, and for the person in front of you at any particular time.” ― Jimmy Carter

28. “There’s always enough to fill up the headlines in a newspaper, the evening news broadcasts. I’m always grateful when I get the weekly news magazines on Monday morning and don’t see my picture on the front.” ― Jimmy Carter

29. “To deal with individual human needs at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.” ― Jimmy Carter

30. “We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes – and we must. ” – Jimmy Carter

31. “Always I’m working on some of book. That’s the way I make a living.” ― Jimmy Carter

32. “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.” ― Jimmy Carter

33. “I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live.” ― Jimmy Carter

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