What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.— Jane Goodall
The most sensual Jane Goodall quotes that will activate your desire to change
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
Let us develop respect for all living things.
Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.
If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.. Follow your Dreams.
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes difference.
My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.
To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins.
Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal.
Above all we must realize that each of us makes a difference with our life.
Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place - or not to bother
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Your life matters. You can't live through a day without making an impact on the world. And what's most important is to think about the impact of your actions on the world around you.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
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 device what kind of difference you want to make.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference.
Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.
I had a wonderful teacher about animal behavior - my dog Rusty.
He taught me that animals have personalities, minds, and feelings.
We are beginning to learn that each animal has a life and a place and a role in this world. If we place compassion and care in the middle of all our dealings with the animal world and honor and respect their lives, our attitudes will change.
It has actually been suggested that warfare may have been the principle evolutionary pressure that created the huge gap between the human brain and that of our closest living relatives, the anthropoid apes. Whole groups of hominids with inferior brains could not win wars and were therefore exterminated.
If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived.
So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationists themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
However much you know giraffes, to see one in the wild for the first time feels prehistoric.
We're the ones who can make a difference.
If we lead lives where we consciously leave the lightest possible ecological footprints, if we buy the things that are ethical for us to buy and don't buy the things that are not, we can change the world overnight.
It would be absolutely useless for any of us to work to save wildlife without working to educate the next generation of conservationists.
When I look back over my life it's almost as if there was a plan laid out for me - from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn't afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.
Chimpanzees, more than any other living creature, have helped us to understand that there is no sharp line between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. It's a very blurry line, and it's getting more blurry all the time.
Thousands of people who say they "love" animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs...
I became intensely aware of the being-ness of trees.
The feel of rough sun-warmed bark of an ancient forest giant, or the cool, smooth skin of a young and eager sapling, gave me a strange, intuitive sense of the sap as it was sucked up by unseen roots and drawn up to the very tips of the branches, high overhead.
I think I'd like to be remembered as someone who really helped people to have a little humility and realize that we are part of the animal kingdom not separated from it.
The voice of the natural world would be, "Could you please give us space and leave us alone to get along with our own lives and our own ways, because we actually know much better how to do it then when you start interfering."
Just think of the trust that often exists in soldiers.
Within their own unit, you could say they have to trust each other. A spirit of camaraderie builds up and, in the end, they will risk their lives for each other. They may even go so far as to dehumanise the other, enemy group - a mechanism you can also observe in chimps.
I have found that to love and be loved is the most empowering and exhilarating of all human emotions.
To reconnect with nature is key if we want to save the planet.
The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.
It's up to us to save the world for tomorrow: it's up to you and me.
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.
One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.
It's easy to become hopeless. So people must have hope: the human brain, the resilience of nature, the energy of young people and the sort of inspiration that you see from so many hundreds of people who tackle tasks that are impossible and never give up and succeed.
Here we are, arguably the most intelligent being that's ever walked planet Earth, with this extraordinary brain ... and yet we're destroying the only home we have.
People say to me so often, 'Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful,' and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside.
We have to create more and more vegetarians, and help people to understand that it is not only the suffering of the animals (which is what made me vegetarian) but also the incredible harm to the environment, the tremendous amount of greenhouse gas created by the whole vast machinery of intensive animal farming.
The chimpanzees taught me a lot about nonverbal communication.
The big difference between them and us is that they don't have spoken language. Everything else is almost the same: Kissing, embracing, swaggering, shaking the fist.
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.
I've got different ideas of complete happiness.
But one is being by myself out in a forest, completely happy. Another is walking with a dog in some nice place. And three is sitting around preferably a fire, but not necessarily, and drinking red wine with friends and telling stories.
One individual cannot possible make a difference, alone.
It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference - all the difference in the world!
I cannot remember a time when I did not want to go to Africa to study animals.
I don't care two hoots about civilization. I want to wander in the wild.
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
It's been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don't suppose anybody really understands yet.
Science demands objective factual evidence - proof;
spiritual experience is subjective and leads to faith.
Lasting change is a series of compromises.
And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.
If you look through all the different cultures.
Right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity.
I've always felt you don't have to be completely detached, emotionally uninvolved to make precise observations. There's nothing wrong with feeling great empathy for your subjects.