Desmond Tutu is a cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.
Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa on 7th of October 1931. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism.
10 Desmond Tutu Quotes to Empower You Greatly
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”
It is not the volume of our words but the veracity that determines our outcomes.
“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.”
All human beings deserve to be equality and compassion.
“Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”
Forgiveness has the power to heal the world, but without it we are headed towards darkness.
“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”
While God is forgiving, It is never too late to make a new beginning.
“Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.”
We all need to be reminded of our humanity. To be humane is to be human.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
However insignificant a small action appears, collectively we can move mountains.
“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.”
Not all those that offer their hand are righteous.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
We must all stand in the face of oppression it is our job to be brave in the face of fear and that is the only way we can improve our world.
“It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.”
We gain the most from the times that seem the worst.
“There is nothing more difficult than waking someone who is only pretending to be asleep.”
It is hard to deliver a message to someone who is not listening, consequently we must improve our argument.