Jimmy Carter: A strong nation

English: Inauguration of Jimmy Carter

English: Inauguration of Jimmy Carter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Former President Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)


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.