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Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. He was born in the rural farming community of Plains, Georgia and received his B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy. Serving as governor of Georgia, Carter set his sights on the national scene, announcing his run for President in 1974. He was defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980. Since leaving public office, Carter has auth…

Date of Birth: October 01, 1924


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"Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world." Jimmy Carter
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"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." Jimmy Carter
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"Everybody agrees in Nicaragua that these are the most calm and gentlemanly campaigns they've ever seen, ... There is no evidence of animosity." Jimmy Carter
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"We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States." Jimmy Carter
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"The entire Islamic world condemned Iran. Nowadays, because of the unwarranted invasion of Iraq by Bush and Blair, which was a completely unjust adventure based on misleading statements, and the lack of any effort to resolve the Palestinian issue, there is massive Islamic condemnation of the United States." Jimmy Carter
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"There is extreme interest in voting, total determination for democracy and freedom," Jimmy Carter
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"I think the current situation in Iraq and the continued violence in Iraq and the substantial abandonment of Afghanistan -- where we only control the capital in Kabul and the rest of the country is being taken over by warlords and the Taliban is coming back -- I think those kinds of things are inevitably going to be placed on the agenda for almost all the candidates," Jimmy Carter
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"Hurricane Katrina may be second only to the Asian tsunami in the amount of devastation, destruction and human suffering, ... And just as with the tsunami, unprecedented destruction and suffering calls for an outpouring of generous response." Jimmy Carter
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"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
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"It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail." Jimmy Carter
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"Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom." Jimmy Carter
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"The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect." Jimmy Carter
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"An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. a crisis [that] calls for firmness and restraint." Jimmy Carter
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"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." Jimmy Carter
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"To deal with individual human needs at the everyday level can be noble sometimes." Jimmy Carter
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"I personally think that he did violate the law, that he committed impeachable offenses. But I don't think that he thinks he did." Jimmy Carter
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"No energy crisis exists now that equates in any way with those we faced in 1973 and 1979, ... World supplies are adequate and reasonably stable, price fluctuations are cyclical, reserves are plentiful, and automobiles aren't waiting in line at service stations. Exaggerated claims seem designed to promote some long-frustrated ambitions of the oil industry at the expense of environmental quality." Jimmy Carter
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"If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you." Jimmy Carter
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"The election process demonstrated significant advances in Ethiopia's democratization process, including most importantly the introduction of a more competitive electoral process," Jimmy Carter
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"I want to choose the strongest Democratic candidate." Jimmy Carter
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"We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon" Jimmy Carter
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