35 Inspirational Desmond Tutu Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Desmond Tutu Quotes On Success

Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. May his quotes inspire you to be a person of success.

1. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu

2. “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” Desmond Tutu

3. “My father used to say, don’t raise your voice; improve your argument.” Desmond Tutu

4. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu

5. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu

6. “Without forgiveness, there’s no future.” Desmond Tutu

7. “We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.” Desmond Tutu

8. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Desmond Tutu

9. “Apartheid is an evil.” Desmond Tutu

10. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” Desmond Tutu

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

12. “When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.” Desmond Tutu

13. “All we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans too.” Desmond Tutu

14. “Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.” Desmond Tutu

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

16. “It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we measure up as men.” Desmond Tutu

17. “You must show the world that you abhor fighting.” Desmond Tutu

18. “True peace must be anchored in justice and an unwavering commitment to universal rights for all humans, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin or any other identity attribute.” Desmond Tutu

19. “If you change the names, the description of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank would be a description of what is happening in South Africa.” Desmond Tutu

20. “If we are going to bring about change, then men, for goodness sake, stand up.” Desmond Tutu

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

22. “There is nothing more difficult than waking someone who is only pretending to be asleep.” Desmond Tutu

23. “It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone.” Desmond Tutu

24. “I’m coming to believe more and more in the truth that everything we do has consequences. a good deed doesn’t just evaporate and disappear.” Desmond Tutu

25. “Your ordinary acts of hope and love point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” Desmond Tutu

26. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” Desmond Tutu

27. “The truth of who we are is that we are because we belong.” Desmond Tutu

28. “The pressure to succeed has a lot to do with why people overstep the line. It is a peculiar weakness of western culture where we have made a fetish of success.” Desmond Tutu

29. “Inclusive, good -quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.” Desmond Tutu

30. “Today we have no excuses.” Desmond Tutu

31. “Dream. Dream. And then go for it!” Desmond Tutu

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

33. Love is stronger than hate.” Desmond Tutu

34. “Bringing people together is what I call ‘ubuntu’ which means ‘I am because we are.’ Far too often people think of themselves as just individuals separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.” Desmond Tutu

35. “Ultimately our greatest joy is when we seek to do good for others.” Desmond Tutu

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