Sophie Golbach
Sophie Golbach Mind 25 aug 2021

Dit zijn de 20 mooiste quotes van Desmond Tutu

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen Mathma Ghandi, Eckart Tolle en Jezus al aan bod. Deze keer delen we de 20 meest inspirerende quotes van mensenrechtenactivist Desmond Tutu.

De Zuid-Afrikaanse mensenrechtenactivist was een uitgesproken tegenstander van de apartheid. Hij werd de eerste zwarte Anglicaanse aartsbisschop van Kaapstad en Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela benoemde hem zelfs tot voorzitter van de Waarheid- & Verzoeningscommissie.

Voor al zijn inspanningen heeft Tutu verschillende prijzen gewonnen, waaronder de Nobelprijs. Ook heeft hij verschillende boeken geschreven, zoals The Book of Joy, waar ook de Dalai Lama aan meegewerkt heeft.

De 20 mooiste quotes van Desmond Tutu

Daarom delen wij vandaag zijn 20 meest inspirerende quotes:

  1. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
  2. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
  3. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
  4. “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”
  5. “Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.”
  6. “My father used to say, don’t raise your voice; improve your argument.”
  7. “Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.”
  8. “It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.”
  9. “Life is more than breath and a heartbeat; meaning and purpose are the life of life.”
  10. “We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.”
  11. “When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”
  12. “Healing means that our dignity is restored and we are able to move forward in our lives.”
  13. “Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”
  14. “If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”
  15. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
  16. “You stand out in the crowd only because you have these many, many carrying you on their shoulders.”
  17. “A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”
  18. “We shall be free only together, black and white. We shall survive only together, black and white. We can be human only together, black and white.”
  19. “In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.”
  20. “And every human being is precious.”

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