"In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Desmond Tutu on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Desmond Tutu on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Desmond Tutu on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Desmond Tutu on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Desmond Tutu on Mahatma Gandhi
"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?"
"It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible."
"Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency."
"I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday."
"When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish."