Five Quotes from Desmond Tutu

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” 

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”  

“In the end what matters is not how good we are but how good God is. Not how much we love Him but how much He loves us. And God loves us whoever we are, whatever we’ve done or failed to do, whatever we believe or can’t.” 

“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.”  

“Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone’s back.”

Yes, I said five quotes, but here’s a few more…

 “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.” 

“Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.” 

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

 To read more in the Five Quotes series, click here.

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