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Memorable Quotes from Desmond Tutu

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The death of the Noble Peace winner came as a surprise to many. Desmond Tutu passed away at a ripe age of 90 years. He was a great activist and is the author behind the controversial book titled God is not a Christian where he raised some interesting facts. His main argument is; if God was to be a Christian, what happens to be the fate of those who died before Christ was born because the Bible makes us to understand that one will miss heaven when he or she doesn’t accept Christ as his or her personal saviour.

I guess that is something we will take a look at later but let us have a look at some of the memorable quotes from Desmond Tutu.

“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.”

“My father always used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.’ Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.”

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

“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.”

 “Enemies are always friends waiting to be made.”

“We need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

“I wish I could shut up, but I can’t, and I won’t.”

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