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. It’s a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Oct. 14, 1976, New York City.
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