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African Spiritual leader and Novelist, b.1931
Bishop Desmond Tutu quotes

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I don't preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn't say, "Now is that political or social?" He said, "I feed you." Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.”

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