Best Quotes by Desmond Tutu (Top 9)

  1. Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
  2. 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.
  3. Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
  4. 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.
  5. We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God's family.
  6. You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
  7. Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
  8. It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.
  9. Without forgiveness, there's no future.