Jimmy Carter Quotes

It is now time to stop and to ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, asked me and every other young naval officer in the atomic submarine program.
Why not the best?


We believe that the frist time we’re born, as children, it’s human life given to us; and when we accept Jesus as our Savior, it’s a new life. That’s what “born again” means.

16th March, 1976. Interview with Robert L. Turner.

I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something that God recognizes I will do do – and I have done it – and God forgibves me for it.

27th October 1976. Interview with Playboy Magazine.

There are many things in life that are not fair, that wealthy people can afford and poor people can’t.

12th July 1977 in answer to a question of if it is fair that some women can not afford abortions.

We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth—1 for every 500 Americans, three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are inWest Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan.We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people.We are over-lawyered and under-represented.

4th May, 1978. Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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.

31st July, 1979. Remark at town meeting in Bardstown, Kentucky.