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Desmond Tutu
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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We in Africa wonder: Can the world outside see the human beings -- or the potential partners -- behind the unrelenting despair?
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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.
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#Conquest

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I don't preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person. When people were hungry, Jesus didn't say, "Now is that political or social?" He said, "I feed you." Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.
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#Jesus Christ

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The World Cup will be more than just a football tournament
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We have frequently gone into denial when faced with unpleasant, unpalatable facts and now we are hearing from governments in Africa that they are not going into denial but that they are facing up to a horrendous situation forthwith,
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Without forgiveness, there's no future
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What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
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We call on the international community, which was so tremendous in its fight against another epidemic, apartheid, to show the same commitment to deal with TB and HIV/AIDS,
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We call on the international community, which was so tremendous in its fight against another epidemic, apartheid, to show the same commitment to deal with TB and HIV/AIDS.
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#Aids #Apartheid #Epidemic #HIV

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You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
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We would like to see you departing peacefully.
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I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
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In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.
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When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
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A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
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Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
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Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
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For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
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I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
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