Desmond Tutu: Peace

“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”

~Desmond Tutu.

Desmond Tutu: Cursed neutrality

Desmond Tutu with his granddaughters

Desmond Tutu with his granddaughters (Photo credit: TheElders)

“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. ”

 

Nelson Mandela: Enemies as partners

English: A USSR stamp, 70th Birth Anniversary ...

English: A USSR stamp, 70th Birth Anniversary of Nelson Mandela. Date of issue: 18th July 1988. Designer: B. Ilyukhin. Michel catalogue number: 5853. 10 K. multicoloured. Portrait of Nelson Mandela (fighter for freedom of Africa). Русский: Марка СССР Н. Мандела (1988, ЦФА №5971). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. ”
~Nelson Mandela

Colin Powell: Capital

Colin Powell:

Capital is a coward. It flees from corruption and bad policies, conflict and unpredictability. It shuns ignorance, disease and illiteracy. Capital goes where it is welcomed and where investors can be confident of a return on the resources they have put at risk. It goes to countries where women can work, children can read, and entrepreneurs can dream.
As quoted by Ambassador Cameron R. Hume in a speech on U.S. Government Initiatives in South Africa at the American Chamber of Commerce, Johannesburg, South Africa (18 September 2002)

Nelson Mandela: Head and Heart

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. –Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)