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    We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.

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  2. 9

    A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.

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  3. 8

    I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.

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  4. 7

    When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said Let us pray. We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

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  5. 6

    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.

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  6. 5

    Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.

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  7. 4

    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.

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    Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.

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  9. 2

    You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

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    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.

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