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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.

— Desmond Tutu

#incrementalism #kindness #world

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

— Desmond Tutu

#eternal vigilance #freedom #price #vigilance

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

#god #heaven #his #low #may

Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." [Address at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 November 2004]

— Desmond Tutu

#debate #discussion #persuasion #shouting #africa

Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.

— Desmond Tutu


We learn from history that we don't learn from history!

— Desmond Tutu

#history #south-africa #africa

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

#god #god-s-love #god-s-will #religion #theology

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.

— Desmond Tutu

#plants #love

Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.

— Desmond Tutu

#inspirational #faith

Life is more than breath and a heartbeat; meaning and purpose are the life of life.

— Desmond Tutu


About Desmond Tutu

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Did you know about Desmond Tutu?

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). He has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.

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