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" How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns? "
" I've never doubted that apartheid - because it was of itself fundamentally, intrinsically evil - was going to bite the dust eventually. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. "
" The universe can take quite a while to deliver. "
" Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity. "
" In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given. "
" Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal. "
" Oh, 1994, April 27. There won't be a day like that ever again. I mean, the sky was blue, with a blueness that had never been there before. "
" God's love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion. "
" I think that most of us would prefer to be popular than unpopular. "
" It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible. "
" 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. "
" Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems. "
" For Christians, who believe they are created in the image of God, it is the Godhead, diversity in unity and the three-in-oneness of God, which we and all creation reflect. "
" We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. "
" The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated. "
" In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights. "
" I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. "
" All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries. "
" When you think of the sort of things that happen when a genocide happens, it's again not people who are intrinsically evil. "
" Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that. "
" We would like to see you departing peacefully. "
" Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. "
" Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge. "
" A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons. "
" People often speak of God being even-handed. God is not even-handed. God is biased, in favor of the weak, of the despised. "
" We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity. "
" God is patient with us to become the God's children he wants us to be but you really can see him weeping. "
" If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. "