Quotes by Desmond Tutu

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

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Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion.
– Desmond Tutu

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Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations.
-Desmond Tutu

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

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Freedom and liberty lose out by default because good people are not vigilant.
– Desmond Tutu

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Differences are not inteded to separate or to alinate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
– Desmond Tutu

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Human beings are fundamentally good. The aberration, in fact, is the evil one, for God created us ultimately for God, for goodness, for laughter, for joy, for compassion, for caring.
– Desmond Tutu

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Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
– Desmond Tutu

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Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
– Desmond Tutu

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Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.
– Desmond Tutu

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

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Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.
– Desmond Tutu

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Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!
– Desmond Tutu

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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

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