Jimmy Carter, human rights advocate, international mediator and house builder was asked to reflect on his life—engineer, naval officer, peanut farmer, governor, president—and name which phase he most enjoyed.
Carter thought for a minute, then flashed that famous smile and said, “Now!”
Source: Philip Yancey, Rumours of Another World, Zondervan: Grand Rapids, Mich., 2003, 205-206.
More on Jimmy Carter
Why Not the Best? SFS, 21 May, 2006.
Reviewing 'Palestine Peace not Apartheid', by Jimmy Carter, RBM, 11 April 2007.
Image: “After leaving office, Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded the Carter Center in 1982, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that works to advance human rights."
"He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Carter is a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project, and also remains particularly vocal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Wikipedia, September 2010.