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Published on April 21st, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Jimmy Carter Quotes: The Peanut Farmer’s Thoughts

Jimmy Carter Quotes

Yellow Magpie’s pick of Jimmy Carter Quotes

‘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.’

‘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.’

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

‘To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.’

‘Earlier in my life I thought the things that mattered were the things that you could see, like your car, your house, your wealth, your property, your office. But as I’ve grown older I’ve become convinced that the things that matter most are the things that you can’t see — the love you share with others, your inner purpose, your comfort with who you are.’

Jimmy Carter Quotes 2011

‘Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce [28g] of marijuana.’

‘Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities — not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.’

‘We cannot resort to simplistic or extreme solutions which substitute myths for common sense.’

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For more Jimmy Carter quotes visit Notable Quotes.

You may also wish to check out George W. H. Bush Senior Quotes:, Gerald Ford Quotes: Words From Mr. Nice Guy and Richard Nixon Quotes: ‘Tricky Dicky’s Memorable Sayings.


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