Desmond Tutu Quotes.
I wish I could shut up, but I can’t, and I won’t.
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.
To remain neutral in situations of injustice is to be complicit in that injustice.
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.
Give young people a greater voice. They are the future and they are much wiser than we give them credit for.
In its history, Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame.
Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?
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.
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.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.
Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.
The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much attention, I say the same things after I got it – oh! It was quite crucial for people, and it helped our morale because apartheid did look invincible.
The universe can take quite a while to deliver.
Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.