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Jimmy Carter Quotes

Quotes and famous quotations attributed to Jimmy Carter President of the United States

Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities -- not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. ~ 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

To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. ~ Jimmy Carter

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

We cannot resort to simplistic or extreme solutions which substitute myths for common sense. ~ Jimmy Carter

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

In a nuclear age, each of us is threatened when peace is not secured everywhere. - ~ 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

Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power. ~ Jimmy Carter

The drug culture has shaped at least one major chance since the Sixties; It became the basis for overloading our prisons. ~ Jimmy Carter

Thoughtful criticism and close scrutiny of all government officials by the press and the public are an important part of our democratic society. ~ Jimmy Carter

If any agreement between two nations is to last, it must serve the best interests of both nations. ~ Jimmy Carter

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