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  • #1
    John Lennon
    “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
    John Lennon

  • #2
    Desmond Tutu
    “Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering--remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #3
    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.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #4
    Desmond Tutu
    “We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #5
    Desmond Tutu
    “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
    Desmond Tutu
    “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.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #7
    Desmond Tutu
    “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #8
    Desmond Tutu
    “Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #9
    Desmond Tutu
    “Don't raise your voice, improve your argument."

    [Address at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 November 2004]”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #10
    Desmond Tutu
    “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

  • #11
    Desmond Tutu
    “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.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #12
    Desmond Tutu
    “We learn from history that we don't learn from history!”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #13
    Joss Whedon
    “Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck.”
    Joss Whedon



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