President Carter oversaw the installation of new computer technologies in the West Wing including a Hewlett-Packard HP 3000, a whopping 8 x 10 x 3 ft. water-cooled IBM laser printer, and a Xerox Alto desktop computer for the Oval Office
"I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in Gods eyes between men and women slaves and masters Jews and non-Jews - everybody is created equally in the eyes of God."
"I dont think that the total creation took place in six days as we now measure time. If we can confirm say the Big Bang theory that doesnt at all cause me to question my faith that God created the Big Bang."
"We cant equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs."
"I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined when the record of performances have been reviewed Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future."
"Globalization as defined by rich people like us is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet you are talking about cell phones you are talking about computers. This doesnt affect two-thirds of the people of the world."
"When I was in the White House I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace."
"In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher Miss Julia Coleman used to say: We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles."
"I think all Americans believe in human rights. And health is an often overlooked aspect of basic human rights. And its one thats easily corrected. The reason I say that is that many of the diseases that we treat around the world I knew when I was a child. My mother was a registered nurse. And they no longer exist in our country."
"On balance my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians."
"When I was elected President nobody asked me to negotiate between Israel and Egypt. It was not even a question raised in my campaign. But I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land."
"Because I know about the Holy Land Ive taught lessons about the Holy Land all my life and - but you cant bring peace to Israel without giving the Palestinian also peace. And Lebanon and Jordan and Syria as well."
"The Carter Center has the only existing international taskforce on disease eradication. Which means a total elimination of a disease on the face of the Earth. In the history of the world theres only been one disease eradicated: smallpox. The second disease I think is gonna be guinea worm."
"I dont claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday Im home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book Through the Year with Jimmy Carter."
"I cant really criticize the Tea Party people because I came into the White House pretty much on the same basis that they have become popular. That is dissatisfaction with the way things are going in Washington and disillusionment and disencouragement about the government."
"I dont want to tell President Obama how to make a speech. Hes a much better speech maker than I am. But I think always to tell the truth in a sometimes blatant way even though it might be temporarily unpopular is the best approach."
"When we go to the Bible we should keep in mind that the basic principles of the Bible are taught by God but written down by human beings deprived of modern day knowledge. So there is some fallibility in the writings of the Bible. But the basic principles are applicable to my life and I dont find any conflict among them."
"I believe there is complete equality between men and women. And I believe those passages in the New Testament not by Jesus but by Paul that say women should not adorn themselves they should always wear hats or color their hair in church - things like that - I think they are signs of the times and should not apply to modern-day life."
"I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I dont think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism Islam or other faiths."
"Unfortunately after Sept. 11 there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous."
"I had very good support from Democrats and Republicans all throughout my administration. I had a very high batting average. We added more jobs per year in my four years than any other president since the Second World War."
"In religious and in secular affairs the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect - if youre a moderate on abortion if youre a moderate on gun control or if youre a moderate in your religious faith - it doesnt evolve into a crusade where youre either right or wrong good or bad with us or against us."
"For this generation ours life is nuclear survival liberty is human rights the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants."
"Ive just finished my 20th book this past year and Im working on my 21st book about the Middle East right now that Ill finish this year. And I get up early in the morning and when I get tired of the computer and tired of doing research I walk 20 steps out to my woodshop and I either build furniture or paint paintings. Im an artist too."
"Ive used the prestige and influence of having been a president of the United States as effectively as possible. And secondly Ive still been able to carry out my commitments to peace and human rights and environmental quality and freedom and democracy and so forth."
"Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way including George Bush senior Gerald Ford and others including myself and Bill Clinton."