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Desmond Tutu quotes

Desmond Tutu
I wonder whether they have rum and Coke in Heaven? Maybe it's too mundane a pleasure, but I hope so - as a sundowner. Except, of course, the sun never goes down there. Oh, man, this heaven is going to take some getting used to.

Desmond Tutu
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu
There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land. They said Let us pray, and we dutifully shut our eyes. When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.

Desmond Tutu
Without forgiveness, there's no future

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
I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. 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

Desmond Tutu
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.

Desmond Tutu
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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