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Desmond Tutu (Religious Figure)

You dont choose your family. They are Gods gift to you, as you are to them.
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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
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Having looked the beast of the past in the eye, having asked and received forgiveness and having made amends, let us shut the door on the past—not in order to forget it but in order not to allow it to imprison us.
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You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
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My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.”
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Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
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Inclusive, good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.
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Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
desmond tutu forgiveness
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
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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.
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The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
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When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
Desmond Tutu dreams
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu world
We are made for loving. If we dont love, we will be like plants without water.
Desmond Tutu love
You dont choose your family. They are Gods gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu god
Without forgiveness, theres no future
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A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Desmond Tutu humanity
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Desmond Tutu humanity
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.
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I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Desmond Tutu nature
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 passion
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.
Desmond Tutu wonder
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu humanity
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.
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We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
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We would like to see you departing peacefully.
Desmond Tutu art
What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
Desmond Tutu power
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.
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You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
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