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We should live our lives as though
by Jimmy Carter

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

Related topics: Christian Religion

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

 

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

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If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
- Jimmy Carter

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there.
Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
- Jimmy Carter

To deal with individual human needs
at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
- Jimmy Carter

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

I say to you quite frankly that
the time for racial discrimination is over.
- Jimmy Carter

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter

Whatever starts in California,
unfortunately has an inclination to spread.
- Jimmy Carter

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression,
and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands
is to demonstrate here that our democratic system
is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

Government is a contrivance
of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
People have the right to expect that these wants
will be provided for by this wisdom.
- Jimmy Carter

You cannot divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between
God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter

Republicans are men of narrow vision,
who are afraid of the future.
- Jimmy Carter

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
- Jimmy Carter

I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq
was unnecessary and unjust.
And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.
- Jimmy Carter

If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day,
the benefits of globalization never come to you.
- Jimmy Carter

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

You can not divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and
the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
- Jimmy Carter

People make a big fuss over you when you're President.
But I'm very serious about doing everything I can
to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.
- Jimmy Carter

I've looked on many women with lust.
I've committed adultery in my heart many times.
God knows I will do this and forgives me.
- Jimmy Carter

America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

It is difficult for the common good to prevail
against the intense concentration
of those who have a special interest,
especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
- Jimmy Carter

The experience of democracy is like
the experience of life itself -
always changing, infinite in its variety,
sometimes turbulent
and all the more valuable
for having been tested by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth,
and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts,
the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
- Jimmy Carter

What has happened at Guantanamo Bay...
does not represent the will of the American people.
I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong.
I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse
to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people.
- Jimmy Carter

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

War may sometimes be a necessary evil.
But no matter how necessary,
it is always an evil, never a good.
We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

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."
- Jimmy Carter

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 doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter

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.
- Jimmy Carter

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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