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Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) was the 39th President of the United States. He won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.

Sourced quotes

  • "We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon."[1]
Simple: We should live our lives as if Jesus was coming today.
  • "Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."[2]    
Simple: Violence, if it is not stopped, will spread quickly.
  • "For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years."[3]
What it means: When Carter was president, there were many concerns with the economy and foreign policy. Because of this, many people believed the future would be worse than the past few years.
  • "I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon."[4]
Simple: I do not think that Israel has any rights to bomb the whole country of Lebanon.
  • "I can't deny I'm a better ex-president than I was a president."[5]
What it means: Carter was unpopular when he was President because of the economy. He is now popular after his presidency for his work with foreign policy and world peace.


  1. Speech in March 1976
  2. "US-Pakistan Relationship: Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan" - Page 73 - by A. Z. Hilali - Political Science - 2005
  3. "Energy and the National Goals -- A Crisis of Confidence," 1979
  4. "The US and Israel Stand Alone". Spiegel.de (August 15, 2006). Retrieved on November 20, 2008
  5. "Ritz-Carlton Hotel". The Washington Times (November 3, 2005). Retrieved on November 20, 2008

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