Dr. Jane Goodall’s Best Quotes

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At the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to Tanzania in order to study humankind’s closest living relatives: Chimpanzees. Throughout her 60 years of scientific work, Dr. Jane Goodall redefined species conservation and today, in her capacity as a UN Ambassador for peace she urges us to “use the gift of our life to make the world a better place”. Here are a few of our favourites quotes of Jane’s to inspire positive change: 

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

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

“Whatever we believe about how we got to be the extraordinary creatures we are today is far less important than bringing our intellect to bear on how do we get together now around the world and get out of the mess that we’ve made. That’s the key thing now. Never mind how we got to be who we are.”

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

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.”

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

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

“Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.” 

For more inspiration see David Attenborough’s best quotes