Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ubuntu- hunhu: Food for thought

"[...] When I dehumanise you, I inexorably dehumanise myself".

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


PH said...

Here are another set of good quote that give similar meanings :

The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts

William Hazlitt ( 1778 - 1830)

If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Maya M said...

Tutu is right, but unfortunately many people don't care about dehumanizing themselves, especially if they had never humanized themselves in the first place.

> said...

Strangley enough I agree with Maya.

Highlander said...

PH Thanks for the quotes - wala3ha sha3lelha :P

Maya I too agree with you :)

Lost Libyano :) yes you and Maya are in agreement for once :P

Maya M said...

More than once! I agree with LL also about Rambo (though I actually didn't like the movie and couldn't watch more than a few minutes).

Highlander said...

Hi Maya what would be Rambo's mission for you ?