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A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


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.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


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.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


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


Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


We would like to see you departing peacefully.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


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.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


Without forgiveness, there's no future.
Quotation of Desmond Tutu


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


You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
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Opening ceremony for the 'One Young World' summit at Old Billingsgate

2010-02-08

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