8 Jimmy Carter Quotes That Will Make You Proud to be American
Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. president and 2002 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, turns 91 in October. Here's what the former Georgia peanut farmer has to say about life and liberty in America.
On American values
Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities—not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.
Our strong nation
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.
Idealist but not weak
We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism with weakness.
Human rights in America
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America.
Democracy as life
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.