Desmond Tutu Quotes

Who is Desmond Tutu?

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.

Born October 07, 1931
Died December 26, 2021

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Best 8 Quotes by Desmond Tutu

“A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”

“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.”

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

“Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.”

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

“Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion.”

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”

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“When the white 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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“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”


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