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Lillian Carter

  • [At age 85:] Sure, I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself someday.

    • Lillian Carter,
    • in James David Barber, The Presidential Character ()
  • If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of you would dare to do the things and reach for goals in your own lives that have meaning for you as individuals, doing as much as you can for everybody, but not worrying if you don't please everyone.

    • Lillian Carter,
    • in Lillian Carter and Gloria Carter Spann, Away From Home: Letters to My Family ()
  • Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.

    • Lillian Carter,
    • in Ms. ()
  • Wherever there's trouble — that's where Billy is! Sometimes ... I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin.'

    • Lillian Carter,
    • in Bob Chieger, Was It Good for You, Too? ()
  • I don't think about risks much. I just do what I want to do. If you gotta go, you gotta go.

    • Lillian Carter

Lillian Carter, U.S. nurse, civil rights worker, social service worker

(1898 - 1893)

Full name: Bessie Lillian Gordon Carter.