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Quotes of the Day for 1 October 2001 – Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter, Jr was born to Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter and James Earl Carter at Plains, Georgia on this day in 1924. The first member of his family to graduate from high school, Jimmy went on to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, was a submarine captain until he left the Navy in 1953 after his father's death. The family peanut business couldn't hold his interest, and he turned to politics - first a seat in the Georgia Senate, then governor of that state, and finally president of the US. These quotes reflect his commitment to peace and human rights.

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The quotes:

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself - always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

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

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

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
     - All today's quotes are from James Earl Carter, Jr

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