"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Desmond Tutu on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Desmond Tutu on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Desmond Tutu on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Desmond Tutu on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Desmond Tutu on Lawrence Welk
"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."