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19 Famous Rosalynn Carter Quotes (LEADERSHIP)

Top 16 Most Famous Rosalynn Carter Quotes to Inspire You

“I had already learned from more than a decade of political life that I was going to be criticized no matter what I did, so I might as well be criticized for something I wanted to do.”

Rosalynn Carter
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.
Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.
There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.
There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried.
Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence.
Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”

Rosalynn Carter
If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live.
I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live.
Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods, and families.
Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods, and families.
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it.
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it.
Without volunteers, we'd be a nation without a soul.
Without volunteers, we’d be a nation without a soul.
My philosophy is that you do what you have to do.
My philosophy is that you do what you have to do.
There is clearly much left to be done, and whatever else we are going to do, we had better get on with it.
There is clearly much left to be done, and whatever else we are going to do, we had better get on with it.

“If we have not achieved our early dreams, we must either find new ones or see what we can salvage from the old. If we have accomplished what we set out to do in our youth, we need not weep like Alexander the Great that we have no more worlds to conquer.”

Rosalynn Carter

3 Rosalynn Carter Quotes on Mental Health and Depression

“We have to get the word out that mental illnesses can be diagnosed and treated, and almost everyone suffering from mental illness can live meaningful lives in their communities.”

Rosalynn Carter

“If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It’s so sad. We know what to do. We just don’t do it.”

Rosalynn Carter

“Early diagnosis is so important because the earlier a mental illness can be detected, diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better off that person can be for the rest of his or her life.”

Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter Short Biography

Born on 18 August 1927, in Plains, Georgia, United States, Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is the former First Lady of the United States and a staunch mental health advocate.

She attended Georgia Southwestern College but withdrew herself from school when the family was lacking financially.

Carter met her then to be husband, Jimmy Carter, in her youth. The two married on July 7, 1946 and have stayed married to this day. She continued her studies at home while she tended to the house and her children.

In 1970, Jimmy Carter became the governor of Georgia, Rosalynn became the state’s, First Lady. During her time as First Lady, she used her influence and resources to focus mainly on campaigning for mental health.

In August 1971 she joined a statewide tour that would examine mental health facilities throughout Georgia. Carter was also made an honorary chairperson for the Georgia Special Olympics and held the honor for four years.

During the 1976 presidential elections, Carter herself campaigned to gather support for her husband. In this time, she was elected as a board member for the National Association of Mental Health.

Rosalynn Carter became America’s First Lady in January 1977. She continued to use her clout and impact to further her campaign for mental health advocacies in Congress.

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