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Desmond Tutu quotes: I am because other people are. I am because other people are.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Let girls be girls and not brides Let girls be girls and not brides
Desmond Tutu quotes: There can be no healing without truth. There can be no healing without truth.
Desmond Tutu quotes: When you think of the sort of things that happen when a genocide happens, it's again not people who are intrinsically evil. When you think of the sort of things that happen when a genocide happens, it's again not people who are intrinsically evil.
Desmond Tutu quotes: A person is a person because s/he recognizes others as persons. A person is a person because s/he recognizes others as persons.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Catharsis returns us to the purpose for which were originally intended - to be called by God to do good - and thus ultimately returns us to ourselves. Catharsis returns us to the purpose for which were originally intended - to be called by God to do good - and thus ultimately returns us to ourselves.
Desmond Tutu quotes: We would like to see you departing peacefully. We would like to see you departing peacefully.
Desmond Tutu quotes: A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons. A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Desmond Tutu quotes: My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu quotes: We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
Desmond Tutu quotes: If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn't worship that God. If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn't worship that God.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God. I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people? Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?
Desmond Tutu quotes: God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion. God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion. Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion.
Desmond Tutu quotes: God is patient with us to become the God's children he wants us to be but you really can see him weeping. God is patient with us to become the God's children he wants us to be but you really can see him weeping.
Desmond Tutu quotes: The black person entered the booth one person and emerged on the other side a new, transfigured person. The black person entered the booth one person and emerged on the other side a new, transfigured person.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I am passionately opposed to the death penalty for anyone ... I think, myself, that it is an obscenity ... I am passionately opposed to the death penalty for anyone ... I think, myself, that it is an obscenity ...
Desmond Tutu quotes: Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.
Desmond Tutu quotes: When people decide they want to be free, there is nothing that can stop them. When people decide they want to be free, there is nothing that can stop them.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness, there is no future. Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness, there is no future.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Love your enemy; it will ruin his reputation. Love your enemy; it will ruin his reputation.
Desmond Tutu quotes: God is not a diversion. God is not a diversion.
Desmond Tutu quotes: We need other human beings in order to be human. We need other human beings in order to be human.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes. Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Desmond Tutu quotes: If we have loved well while we were alive, there is life after death here-our love will go on for generations. If we have loved well while we were alive, there is life after death here-our love will go on for generations.
Desmond Tutu quotes: We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Laugh more. Don't forget to enjoy the blessings that God bestows on this beautiful planet. Laugh more. Don't forget to enjoy the blessings that God bestows on this beautiful planet.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Dream! Dream! And then go for it! Dream! Dream! And then go for it!
Desmond Tutu quotes: The abolition of the death penalty is making us a civilized society. It shows we actually do mean business when we say we have reverence for life. The abolition of the death penalty is making us a civilized society. It shows we actually do mean business when we say we have reverence for life.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I don't think I've ever felt that same kind of peace, the kind of serenity that I felt after acknowledging that maybe I was going to die of this TB. I don't think I've ever felt that same kind of peace, the kind of serenity that I felt after acknowledging that maybe I was going to die of this TB.
Desmond Tutu quotes: No peace is impossible when people are determined to achieve it No peace is impossible when people are determined to achieve it
Desmond Tutu quotes: We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth. We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I am a Nobel Peace laureate and my business should be to try to bring stability, not to be a red rag to bulls. I am a Nobel Peace laureate and my business should be to try to bring stability, not to be a red rag to bulls.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Anything war can do, peace can do better. Anything war can do, peace can do better.
Desmond Tutu quotes: The way to understand any enemy is to realize that, from his perspective, he is not a villain but a hero. The way to understand any enemy is to realize that, from his perspective, he is not a villain but a hero.
Desmond Tutu quotes: One day we'll wake up and discover we are family. One day we'll wake up and discover we are family.
Desmond Tutu quotes: God is not a Christian. God is not a Christian.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies. Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't. I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't.
Desmond Tutu quotes: We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters. We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters.
Desmond Tutu quotes: When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All
Desmond Tutu quotes: I want my commitment to ending girl marriage to be equal to my commitment to ending apartheid. I want my commitment to ending girl marriage to be equal to my commitment to ending apartheid.
Desmond Tutu quotes: The world is awful but also the world is beautiful. Human beings are awful, but ultimately human beings are tremendous. The world is awful but also the world is beautiful. Human beings are awful, but ultimately human beings are tremendous.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Love is much more demanding than law. Love is much more demanding than law.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Human beings can be awful, but they can also be tremendous. Human beings can be awful, but they can also be tremendous.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another. Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Trust is one of the fundamentals of human existence. We need to be able to trust one another. A man who can no longer trust anyone will become sick. Trust is one of the fundamentals of human existence. We need to be able to trust one another. A man who can no longer trust anyone will become sick.
Desmond Tutu quotes: I have absolutely no objection to performance and success as long as they don't become false idols and threaten to rule our lives. I have absolutely no objection to performance and success as long as they don't become false idols and threaten to rule our lives.
Desmond Tutu quotes: People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful. People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful.
Desmond Tutu quotes: In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given. In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.
Desmond Tutu quotes: Child of God, known by name and whose very hairs are numbered. Praise and adore God and thank him for ever and ever. Amen. Child of God, known by name and whose very hairs are numbered. Praise and adore God and thank him for ever and ever. Amen.
Desmond Tutu quotes: One of the things we might want to learn when considering the failings of others is not to gloat because someone else has tripped up. One of the things we might want to learn when considering the failings of others is not to gloat because someone else has tripped up.
Desmond Tutu quotes: The world needs a revolution led by women The world needs a revolution led by women
Desmond Tutu quotes: In God's family, there are no outsiders, no enemies. In God's family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.