Desmond Tutu Quotes.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.
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.
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
I certainly know that I would not be able to survive if it were not for the fact that I am being upheld by the prayers of so many people.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
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.
You stand out in the crowd only because you have these many, many carrying you on their shoulders.
It’s a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.
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.