Quotes of Jane Goodall

“ The greatest danger to our future is apathy. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ 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. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ There are an awful lot of scientists today who believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me it'd be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how its emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why. ”

- Jane Goodall

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

- Jane Goodall

“ 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. ”

- 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

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

- Jane Goodall

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

- Jane Goodall

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

- 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

“ Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ A sense of calm came over me. More and more often I found myself thinking, "This is where I belong. This is what I came into this world to do. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves. ”

- Jane Goodall

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

- Jane Goodall

“ In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many humanlike characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? Yes. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ But let us not forget that human love and compassion are equally deeply rooted in our primate heritage, and in this sphere too our sensibilities are of a higher order of magnitude than those of chimpanzees. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Some often refer to the population as 150,000. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Chimpanzees are suffering horribly for our entertainment. ”

- Jane Goodall

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

- Jane Goodall

“ As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job. ”

- Jane Goodall

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

- Jane Goodall

“ 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. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Chimpanzees are suffering horribly for our entertainment. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Roots creep under the ground to make a firm foundation. Shoots seems new and small, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls. ”

- 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

“ If people get to meet them face-to-face and see how amazing they are, they are much more likely to be interested in their plight in Africa and Asia. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons? ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons? ”

- Jane Goodall
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