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Jimmy Carter Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Values Government Political Peace War

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

You cannot discover new oceans unless
you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
- Anonymous

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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