Jimmy Carter is the longest living President of the United States. The world will remember the 95-year-old Carter as the most humane President our country has ever had. Carter is the 39th US President, and he led our country from January 20, 1977, to January 20, 1981.
Although he was given a lot of great offers, Carter decided to do something about those in need. He started of an incredible initiative, and his humanitarian work has impressed the entire world. Carter spreads his great word through his charity, Carter Center.
He also works with Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit is building homes for people in need. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter joined forces with the Emory University to set up the Carter Center. Today, they work on protecting human rights.
The former president also works on relieving human suffering. Carter resolves conflicts and improves living conditions for people across the nation.
Carter built over 4,000 homes in 36 years. In 2002, he won the Nobel Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
In his lengthy career, Carter has written of 32 books, and Americans look up to him. This president went against the currents. His quoted on gay marriage, religion, woman equality and many other topics will long witness his greatness.
We give you the most inspirational quotes from former US President Carter:
1. 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.
2. The most serious and universal problem is the growing chasm between the richest and poorest people on earth. Citizens of the ten wealthiest countries are now seventy-five times richer than those who live in the ten poorest ones, and the separation is increasing every year, not only between nations but also within them.
3. It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
4. We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant.
5. We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon. I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.
6. Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.
7. America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
8. I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else.
9. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths…This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s equal rights across the world for centuries.
10. Earlier in my life, I thought the things that mattered were the things that you could see, like your car, your house, your wealth, your property, your office.
But as I’ve grown older I’ve become convinced that the things that matter most are the things that you can’t see — the love you share with others, your inner purpose, your comfort with who you are.
11. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
12. 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.”
13. God always answers prayers. Sometimes it’s “yes.” Sometimes the answer is “no.” Sometimes it’s “you gotta be kidding.”
14. I’m not in favor of the government mandating prayer in school because our country was founded on the fact that no particular religious faith would have ascendance over or preferential treatment over any other.
15. When our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters are considered both different and inferior in the eyes of the God we worship, this belief tends to permeate society and everyone suffers.