Quotes: Jane Goodall

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“Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.” – Jane Goodall

“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.” – Jane Goodall

“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.” – Jane Goodall

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” – Jane Goodall

“I think the best evenings are when we have messages, things that make us think, but we can also laugh and enjoy each other’s company.” – Jane Goodall

“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.” – Jane Goodall

“Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don’t change.” – Jane Goodall

“If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.” – Jane Goodall

“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” – Jane Goodall

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” – Jane Goodall

“What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.” – Jane Goodall

“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” – Jane Goodall

“We can’t leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world’s people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.” – Jane Goodall

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls.” – Jane Goodall

“We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.” – Jane Goodall

“I don’t have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I feel it particularly when I’m out in nature. It’s just something that’s bigger and stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it. And it’s enough for me.” – Jane Goodall

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