quote by Jimmy Carter

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

— Jimmy Carter

Most Powerful Restrains quotations

One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but dependable pleasure.

I have never feared that the revolution would be engendered by the universities;

but that at them a whole generation of revolutionaries must be formed, unless the evil is restrained, seems to me certain.... The greatest and consequently most urgent evil now is the press.... All journals, pamphlets in Germany must be under a censorship.

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.

No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn't die out, it's wiped out.

The freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.

Five or six hundred [aristocratic] heads lopped off would have assured you repose and happiness; a false humanity has restrained your arm and suspended your blows; it will cost the lives of millions of your brothers.

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

Salt, gathered from the tears of a thousand angels, restraining the essence of Sammael, the Hellhound. The Seed of Destruction. This I can promise, Sammael, for every one of you that falls, two shall arise.

The whole country wants civility. Why don't we have it? It doesn't cost anything. No federal funding, no legislation is involved. One answer is the unwillingness to restrain oneself. Everybody wants other people to be polite to them, but they want the freedom of not having to be polite to others.

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.

The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue;

he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

The Founders never intended for Americans to trust their government.

Our entire Constitution was predicated on the notion that government was a necessary evil, to be restrained and minimized as much as possible.

The cause of violence is not ignorance.

It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.

Willpower is what separates us from the animals.

It's the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation - do what's right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It's central, in fact, to civilisation.

[Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them.

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Success has less to do with what we can get ourselves to do and more to do with keeping ourselves from doing what we shouldn’t.

There will be found to exist at all times an imperious necessity for restraining all the functionaries of the Government within the range of their respective powers thereby preserving a just balance between the powers granted to this Government and those reserved to the States and to the people.

In daily life, reality gives us material incentives to restrain our irrationality. But what incentive do we have to think rationally about politics?

An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.

You will have no sensation of a leash around your neck if you sit by the peg.

It is only when you stray that you feel the restraining tug.

Destructive thoughts and emotions undermine the very causes of peace and happiness. If you think clearly about it, it makes no sense to think you’re seeking happiness, if you do nothing to restrain angry, spiteful, and malicious thoughts and emotions.

Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.

I'm here today to warn you: I want you to watch out for the adversary.

Guard yourself from any spirit of entitlement. Restrain any and all subtle temptation to gain attention or to find ways to promote yourself.

It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. They are themselves, always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.

Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do.

They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty.

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.