Quotation by Jimmy Carter

I'm a Sunday School teacher, and I've always known that the structure of law is founded on the Christian ethic that you shall love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself—a very high and perfect standard. We all know the fallibility of man, and the contentions in society, as described by Reinhold Niebuhr and many others, don't permit us to achieve perfection.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Addresses of James Earl Carter, 1971-1975, p. 260, compiled by Frank Daniel; Atlanta: Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Secretary of State (1975).

Law Day Speech, University of Georgia, May 4, 1974.
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