James Earl Carter, Jr.


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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter, a Democrat, served as a U.S. Naval officer, was a peanut farmer, served two terms as a ... more »

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  • ''I just look at death as not a threat. It's inevitable, and I have an assurance of eternal life.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Interview with Robert Scheer, Playboy, p. 84, Chicago (October 1976). He was camp...
  • ''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 (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Li...
  • ''Although military, economic and political strength certainly favors the more powerful side, the matter of simple justice is a counterbalancing factor.''
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Negotiation: The Alternative to Hostility, p. 19, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press ...
  • This is one of the worst speeches I've ever seen. No one will listen except the Mobil P.R. man. List what we want to say M arrange items in order of priority M then say them plainly and bluntly.... Hi...
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Note to his speech writers about a speech on energy, showing how he worked behind the...
  • Quite often ... these little guys, who might be making atomic weapons or who might be guilty of some human rights violation ... are looking for someone to listen to their problems and help them commun...
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Rolling Stone, p. 68 (December 29, 1994). On negotiating with dictators.
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