Managing Monday with Jimmy Carter

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Jimmy Carter (1924- ) served as the 39th President of the USA from 1977-1981. He is unusual in that most commentators consider him to have been more influential and effective in his post presidency years than he was while president, a view reinforced by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, more than 20 years after he was ousted from office. Known for his strong Christian commitment, we will consider some of his insights for a few Managing Monday posts…

  • We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.  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
  • War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. Jimmy Carter
  • Evangelical Christianity has been hijacked by people who would have given Jesus himself the boot if he knocked on their door. Jimmy Carter
  • Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Jimmy Carter

As always, nice chatting…


  1. I read his Peace Not Apartheid book… I was shocked.
    Here is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s reluctant conclusion about President Carter:

    • Sorry but pro-Israel people seem to have only one eye. Two eyes are needed. One is for peace. The other is for justice.

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