Birthday: April 3, 1934

43 Greatest Quotes By Jane Goodall

I have found that to love and be loved is the most empowering and exhilarating of all human emotions. Jane Goodall
I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals. Jane Goodall
Chimps are very quick to have a sudden fight or aggressive episode, but they're equally as good at reconciliation. Jane Goodall
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition. Jane Goodall
People say maybe we have a soul and chimpanzees don't. I feel that it's quite possible that if we have souls, chimpanzees have souls as well. Jane Goodall
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. Jane Goodall
Having respect for animals makes us better humans. Jane Goodall
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. Jane Goodall
I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active. 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.. Follow your Dreams. 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
Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved. Jane Goodall
I learned from my dog long before I went to Gombe that we weren't the only beings with personalities. What the chimps did was help me to persuade others. Jane Goodall
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language. Jane Goodall
One individual cannot possible make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference - all the difference in the world! Jane Goodall
I urge you to read Eternal Treblinka and think deeply about its important message. Jane Goodall
If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls. Jane Goodall
We could change the world tomorrow if all the millions of people around the world acted the way they believe. Jane Goodall
We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place--or not to bother. Jane Goodall
My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature. Jane Goodall
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around. Jane Goodall
You're thinking about putting scientists into small cages and doing research on them. I wish it could happen sometimes. Jane Goodall
Young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world. Jane Goodall
I never wanted to be a scientist per se. I wanted to be a naturalist. Jane Goodall
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have? 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
Certainly, if you look at human behavior around the world, you have to admit that we can be very aggressive. Jane Goodall
One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. Jane Goodall
I am not deeply involved in Australian politics but I know there are prime ministers, governments around the world who are not acting responsibly in relation to climate change. Jane Goodall
We are unique. Chimpanzees are unique. Dogs are unique. But we humans are just not as different as we used to think. Jane Goodall
I'm always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect. Jane Goodall
The greatest danger to our future is apathy. 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
To reconnect with nature is key if we want to save the planet. Jane Goodall
It would be absolutely useless for any of us to work to save wildlife without working to educate the next generation of conservationists. Jane Goodall
It's up to us to save the world for tomorrow: it's up to you and me. Jane Goodall
When you meet chimps you meet individual personalities. When a baby chimp looks at you it's just like a human baby. We have a responsibility to them. Jane Goodall
We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love. Jane Goodall
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings. Jane Goodall
Empathy is really important.. Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential. Jane Goodall
It was because the chimps are so eye-catching, so like us and teach us so much that my work was recognised worldwide. Jane Goodall
I think we're still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate. Jane Goodall