We simply must have faith in each other, faith in our ability to govern ourselves, and faith in the future of this Nation. Restoring that faith and that confidence to America is now the most important task we face.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Address to the Nation, July 15, 1979, Public Papers of the Presidents: Jimmy Carter, p. 1235, Vol. 1979, Book 2; Washington, DC: Government Printing Office (1980).
“Crisis of Confidence” Speech, frequently mislabeled and maligned by political enemies and the press as a “malaise” speech.