Quotation Explorer - 'Desmond Tutu'

My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right. - 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. - Desmond Tutu
Out of the cacophony of random suffering and chaos that can mark human life, the life artist sees or creates a symphony of meaning and order. A life of wholeness does not depend on what we experience. Wholeness depends on how we experience our lives. - Desmond Tutu
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another. - 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. - Desmond Tutu
Like when you sit in front of a fire in winter you are just there in front of the fire. You don't have to be smart or anything. The fire warms you. - Desmond Tutu
We learn from history that we don't learn from history! - Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness is the way we return what has been taken from us and restore the love and kindness and trust that has been lost. With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move toward wholeness. Forgiveness is nothing less than how we bring peace to ourselves and our world. - Desmond Tutu
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. - 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. - Desmond Tutu
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime. - Desmond Tutu
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. - Desmond Tutu
My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma - Desmond Tutu
We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God. - Desmond Tutu
God is not a Christian. - Desmond Tutu
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