Ageless Words Of Wisdom From Former President Jimmy Carter That’ll Inspire You To Be Better

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.

U.S. president Jimmy Carter smiling at a podium in front of an American flag, 1970s.

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.

LAGRANGE, GA -- JUNE 10: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn attach siding to the front of a Habitat for Humanity home being built June 10, 2003 in LaGrange, Georgia. More than 90 homes are being built in LaGrange; Valdosta, Georgia; and Anniston, Alabama by volunteers as part of Habitat for Humanity International’s Jimmy Carter Work Project 2003.

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.

Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter embraces his wife Rosalynn after receiving the final news of his victory in the national general election, November 2, 1976.

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.

405366 01: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) and Cuban President Fidel Castro (C) talk after a friendly game of baseball at the Latinoamericano Stadium May 14, 2002 in Havana, Cuba. This is the first visit by a former or sitting U.S. President since Castro came to power in 1959.

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.

American president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn and daughter Amy meet Polish Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy, July 15, 1976. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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.

American President Jimmy Carter places a wreath on the grave of Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of former President Theodore Roosevelt, in Normandy, France, watched by his wife Rosalynn and French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 6th January 1978. Roosevelt Jr died of a heart attack in Normandy during World War II, having taken part in the Normandy landings.

7. America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.

WASHINGTON -- JANUARY 07: U.S. President George W. Bush (C) meets with President-elect Barack Obama (2nd-L), former President Bill Clinton (2nd-R), former President Jimmy Carter (R) and former President George H.W. Bush (L) in the Oval Office January 7, 2009 in Washington, DC. On January 20, 2009 Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president.

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.

ATLANTA -- OCTOBER 10: Former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalyn converse prior to the start of Game Three of the NLDS of the 2010 MLB Playoffs between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants on October 10, 2010 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

WASHINGTON, DC -- AUGUST 28: (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, former president Jimmy Carter, first lady Michelle Obama, and former president Bill Clinton wave as they leave at the end of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA -- OCTOBER 11: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (L) talks with a Liberian woman thanking him for coming October 11, 2005, in Monrovia, Liberia. The Carter Center, founded by Carter to promote peace initiatives and health issues worldwide, is in Liberia to monitor the elections along with the National Democratic Institute. Liberia, beset by 13 years of savage civil war and two years of uncertain peace, held internationally-monitored elections October 11, a landmark achievement after two years of United Nations military occupation.

11. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

DENVER -- AUGUST 25: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) and former first lady Rosalynn Carter wave on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 25, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. The DNC, where U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will be officially nominated as the Democratic candidate for U.S. president, starts today and finishes August 28th.

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.”

NEW YORK, NY -- JANUARY 12: Former President Jimmy Carter attends “Countdown To Zero: Defeating Disease” preview press conference at American Museum of Natural History on January 12, 2015 in New York City.

13. God always answers prayers. Sometimes it’s “yes.” Sometimes the answer is “no.” Sometimes it’s “you gotta be kidding.”

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL -- OCTOBER 21: Member of the ‘Council of Elders’ Delegation former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) holds a Palestinian baby girl during a visit to the Elders Delegation in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on October 21, 2010 in East Jerusalem. The Elders, an independent council of retired world figures, visited the neighbourhood to speak with Palestinian residents whose homes are facing demolition.

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.

NEW YORK, NY -- JULY 07: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs copies of his book “Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on July 7, 2015 in New York City. Carter was 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.

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.



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