Throughout his life, Desmond Tutu has been one of Africa’s great voices for freedom, justice and democracy.
The South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop rose to fame in the 1980s due to his fight against apartheid.
Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on October 7, 1931, in South Africa, the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, in 1984, received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid.
Though he has retired from public life since 2010, he remains one of South Africa’s most distinguishable personality and one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders.
Having authored or coauthored numerous publications, here are 10 quotes from the famous Anglican cleric: