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Desmond Tutu

Top 10 Desmond Tutu Quotes,  South African
Total Quotes : 26
Only Up Bound

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.

- Desmond Tutu

Young Arrested Before

Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.

- Desmond Tutu

Togetherness Will Made

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

Inspirational Your Bits

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

- Desmond Tutu

Smile Next Only

But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.

- Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness Like Curtains

Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.

- Desmond Tutu

Team Soccer Could

How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

- Desmond Tutu

Hope Light See

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

- Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness New Given

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

- Desmond Tutu

Love Made Lives

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

Peace Want Talk

If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

- Desmond Tutu

Sympathy Want Considers

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.

- Desmond Tutu

Amazing Image Made

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

Racism Spawned Sold

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

- Desmond Tutu

Inspirational Love Promise

Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.

- Desmond Tutu

Diversity Characterized

We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.

- Desmond Tutu

Family Gift Choose

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

- Desmond Tutu

Religion Africa Bible

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

- Desmond Tutu

Education Inclusive

Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.

- Desmond Tutu

History Injustice Side

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

- Desmond Tutu