Desmond Tutu

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I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't.

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If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

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But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.

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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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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.

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God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.

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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.

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Desmond Tutu — quotes and aphorisms

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

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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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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

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