Desmond Tutu citáty
Dátum narodenia: 7. október 1931
Ďalšie mená: Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Desmond Mpilo Tutu je juhoafrický anglikánsky arcibiskup.
Preslávil sa predovšetkým ako oponent apartheidu, v roku 1984 sa stal druhým Juhoafričanom, ktorý obdržal Nobelovu cenu mieru.
V novembri 2008 začal celosvetovú kampaň proti lovu veľrýb, ktorú podporuje Medzinárodný fond na ochranu zvierat alebo herec Pierce Brosnan a ktorej cieľom je úplný zákaz lovu veľrýb.
Citáty Desmond Tutu
As quoted in New York Times (19 October 1984)
"And God Smiles," sermon preached at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California (6 November 2005)
Kontext: This family has no outsiders. Everyone is an insider. When Jesus said, "I, if I am lifted up, will draw..." Did he say, "I will draw some"? "I will draw some, and tough luck for the others"? He said, "I, if I be lifted up, will draw all." All! All! All! – Black, white, yellow; rich, poor; clever, not so clever; beautiful, not so beautiful. All! All! It is radical. All! Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Bush – all! All! All are to be held in this incredible embrace. Gay, lesbian, so-called "straight;" all! All! All are to be held in the incredible embrace of the love that won’t let us go.
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Address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town (7 September 1986)
Often attributed to Desmond Tutu, actual source is G. W. F Hegel: What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it. Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832)
„Do a little bit of good wherever you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world“
Varianta: Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
„It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.“
Zdroj: God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time
„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.“
As quoted in Unexpected News : Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes (1984) by Robert McAfee Brown, p. 19