The best Quotes by Desmond Tutu

The best Quotes by Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (7 October 1931 – 26 December 2021) was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
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.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

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Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.
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Charlie: "You didn't have to do that. I'm used to people saying stuff about me."
Nick: "No. But you shouldn't have to be. People shouldn't be saying stuff about you in the first place. You shouldn't have to put up with anything like that."
Nick Nelson in Heartstopper - Season 1 Episode 7
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Goldie Wilson: "Stand tall, boy! Have some respect for yourself. Don't you know if you let people walk over you now, they'll walk over you for the rest of your life."
I don't believe in revenge. When people are bullies, it's because of a deeper-rooted issue. Either their family life is tough or they're being bullied by someone bigger than they are.
I find it's usually the bullies who are the most insecure.
I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn't know how to defend myself. I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.
I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
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Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself!
Bullying is a vital part of every ecosystem. It teaches kids resilience. The world is a rough place. Bullying is like getting inoculated. It's a vaccine.
Frank Gallagher in Shameless - Season 4
All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were "cool" in their younger years.
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Bystanders who do nothing give bullies permission inadvertently to go on being bullies. Most are afraid they’ll lose friends or be bullied themselves if they help victims or report bullies, and some feel guilty for years afterward.
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My self-wroth is not linked to your cruel words and actions.
My self-esteem is not affected by your deliberate attempts to destroy my character.
You have no power over me.
You will not silence me.
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There can be no balance with a hand on the scale.
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Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
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You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing.
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We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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Joey: "My agent thinks I should have a name that's more neutral."
Chandler: "Joey... Switzerland?"
Chandler Bing in Friends - Season 1 Episode 21
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The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
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I think the Internet has developed at this incredibly rapid pace because of net neutrality, because of the free nature of it, because a YouTube can start the way YouTube started.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
I'm always the neutral guy, man. I'm able to bring people together.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
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Family. Where life begins and love never ends...
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Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.
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I don't have friends, I have family.
Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious
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No one hurts my family and lives. No one.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.
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Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
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The most important thing in the world is family and love.
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Tony Stark: "You got a family?"
Yinsen: "Yes, and I will see them when I leave here. And you, Stark?"
Tony Stark: "No."
Yinsen: "So you're a man who has everything... and nothing."
Yinsen in Iron Man
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I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
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We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
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Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.

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