Dame Jane Morris Goodall, born Valerie Jane Morris Goodall on 3 April 1934, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She was the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees and best known for her 60-year study of wild chimpanzees' family interactions.
Her family moved to Bournemouth from London and then attended Uplands School in Poole. When she was a child, her father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee instead of a stuffed ready bear. Till today Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London.
Her love for chimpanzees was so well known that Jane established the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. This Institute supports the Gombe research, and she became the global leader who made efforts to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. She founded many other institutes that helped chimpanzees and protected them.
Jane has received many honors for her environmental and humanitarian works. She is honored by The Walt Disney Company with a sign at Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Let us look at some of the most inspiring Jane Goodall quotes.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
The difference is a way in which people or things are dissimilar. And we people can make a difference in this world.
When you raise your voice or do something which will make a difference, then do it. Your opinions and actions justify the way you think. They determine who you are as a person.
Every person can make a difference, so it is up to us to decide the difference we can make. You can decide whether you want to make any change and also the difference we can create.
So, make a difference that can change not only but also the people around you.
We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place--or not to bother
Every living being on this earth has life, but not everyone has the power to react. We humans can make choices that can change our way of living.
Humans can use their life to make the world a better place. We have a choice to make certain changes in this world. We all can have the privilege to decide whether we want to or not. It is up to us to make a choice or to not bother at all.
When given a choice, make a difference to make this world a heaven.
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
Humans are the most complicated and yet simple creatures in the world. We, humans, can act and react against situations when necessary.
No other creature can voice its judgment when they want to. The thing which makes us different from all other living being is to ask questions when needed.
And the result of all those questions is the way we speak. To react when needed and to raise our voice is what makes us different.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
Future is what we all are living for. It is something about which everyone should be concerned of. It is the future that gives us the hope to move forward in our life.
But nowadays people often forget about the future and live their life. To live your life without any worry is a good thing. But you should not forget about your future. It will help if you understand that your actions in the present are going to affect you in the future.
And the greatest risk to our future is our lack of interest. We become so disinterested in what our future holds, and that is a danger to our future. A little bit of interest makes our future a bright one.
The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Jane loved chimpanzees more than anything else. Her love for this animal is known by her work towards their protection and safety. And this quote is solely for them.
Every person on this earth is a different character. Each of them has a different personality. Their way of thinking and behaving is what makes them different from each other.
For those who cannot voice their opinions or raise their voice, you should make it a point to stand up for them. Jane says that it is the least we can do for others.
Here we are the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?
Humans are those creatures who have the potential to know what is wrong and right. They have choices when making a decision and can decide what is best for them.
Humans are generally called the clever species when compared with others. We humans often are selfish creatures and can do anything to protect them and their equipment.
Even though we are the clever ones, we often make mistakes in their The least we can do is stop destroying mother earth. Instead, stop harming and make the place a beautiful one.
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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.
Always remember to speak after you think more than once. You can forget action, but words remain sharp inside yourself. They have the power to hurt others.
When we are angry, we often say words that we never wanted to. When there is anger or pain inside us, we humans find it comfortable with making others suffer. Words can make others feel bad about themselves.
Words are said to be sharper than knives. You cannot take back words once or is said. Our words often tell the truth about the way we feel. Time can even heal an injury but not something which is said.
Words do not depart, but instead, they keep on ringing around. So, when in despair, see that your words do not hurt a single soul.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Change an act or is a process in which something becomes different. It is something that sometimes can lead to a loss of identity of a person or a thing.
Change only happens by listening to what others are saying. When there is a difference in opinions, you realize that maybe there is a reason for the change.
When you listen to others and feel a difference, then start a conversation with people. Only when people do something which you don't believe in, change starts.
So, be the change you want to see.
I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.
Mind the most complicated element of the human that makes him to be aware of the world and their experiences. It is something that enables us to think, feel and be conscious of.
Jane says that the foremost thing is to be agile. You need to be energetic enough to live your life. If you are mindful, then your life will surely be sorted.
You should make it a point to make your mind active. Keep your mind active by engaging it with something. Keep yourself and your mind active enough to move forward in your life.
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.
When we have people to hold conversations, life becomes simple. We become happy enough to have a person to talk to.
The best dusk is the one where we receive messages to look at. The one which makes us think deeply. The evening where we can laugh our hearts out and be ecstatic about it.
The evenings where we can enjoy the company of others. The one where we can truly be ourselves.
If we all get together, we can truly make a difference, but we must act now. The window of time is closing.
A difference is made only when we intend to make a change. And when people come together, then change can be made.
When you alone can make a difference in this world, imagine the difference a group can make. But there should be a mentality to change the world. You need to have that feeling to make the change.
The change needs to be done at this moment. Now is the time you need to act. The time will not wait for you to take action. So, act when you need to.
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Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
In this world, every person has a role. Everyone born is meant to do something.
No individual is less than the other. Each one of us has a talent, a thing we are good at. All of us have a passion which we want to follow till our lifetime.
Never underestimate yourself as you may have the power to change the world. You may never know your strength until the situation demands. And when you discover it, the change may be unexpected.
What you have to do is to get into the heart. And how do you get into the heart? With stories.
Only when something blows your mind the things stay at your heart. At times when something heartening happens, it stays within you.
So, if you want to make a change or create an impact, all you have to do is to get into the heart. Move the person's heart with the way you speak. Create an impression enough to make the words ringing in their ears.
And the best way to do it is to recite stories. Tell them the lessons you have learned from them. Talk about your inspiration and be their inspiration.
Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.
Change is something that only happens when you want to. It is a feeling where you want to make a difference in yourself or your surroundings.
Some changes are temporary, while some create an influence in us and stay forever. Those changes may be a sequence of understanding we make with ourselves.
Compromises are good as long as your ethics stays with you. It is okay to settle for something else until it doesn't hurt your principles. And if it is against your morals, maybe it is time to change yourself once more.
That's what happens when people die. Time freezes around them. If you stand too close, you get caught, like a fly trapped in amber. It takes a certain amount of strength to pull away and leave it behind.
When someone close to you departs from this world, you feel broken. A part of you is lost with them.
To die is a normal thing and quite a natural process. But for us humans it hurts and feels numb. We experience a pause of time. Everything stands still other than our emotions.
And if we are too close to it we feel like we are trapped in the web of emotions. And to pull away from it seems an impossible task. A massive amount of strength is required to come back into life.
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Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.
Heart and mind the two important elements which when come together, do the impossible.
It is the most difficult and almost impossible task. As when your heart agrees, your mind doesn't, and when your mind agrees, heart doesn't listen. And then are situations when both want the same thing.
When both mind and heart work together, you can find happiness. You can do things logically as well as include the emotional quotient. When combined, all the positivity will bounce back to your life. You will know what you are truly capable of. You will be able to recover.
Let them be a team rather than letting the other lead the way, and then slowly, you will discover yourself.
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.
To understand others doesn't mean to agree with what they say or feel. Instead, it means to understand what they mean and to accept that it is different from you. To realize that difference in opinion is quite a normal thing.
Only when we start to understand the point of view of others you start to care. To care for others means to listen when they speak and notice when they need your help. And when you start caring, you start to help them.
You help them to overcome their pain. You make them understand that there is a light of hope waiting for them. You pull them out of the pool of emotions. And then, slowly but steadily, you save that person.
There is a powerful force unleashed when young people resolve to make a change.
Young people have the creativity and different ideas and also their energy to do any challenging task. When young people fight for a cause, they do the impossible.
The energy and the force of today's younger generation are incomparable. They are full of hope and innovation, which enables them to solve any issues.
Young people have the potential to generate a positive impact which is the first step towards a change. And it is the youth who needs to work towards realizing the need. An immense amount of energy, idealism, and enthusiasm is what works for the youth.
So, even if you are young, bring the change and make a difference.
That is our hope. Because if we all start listening and helping, then surely, together, we can make the world a better place for all living things. Can't we?
When we start to understand others, we start to accept their point of view and learn to accept what they mean. And then you start to care for them and learn what they mean.
After you start to care, you begin to listen to them. You start to learn what they truly have to say. And when you listen to them, you get them out of their comfort zone.
You make them understand that a world does exist out of their zone. And then you can start making the world a better place. So start working on it and then make the world a better place. And that is what they hope for.
Without patience, I could never have succeeded.
Patience is the ability to undergo calmly or rather deal with some annoying problems without any irritation.
It is what enables us to understand things and situations behind the worth. It gives them inner peace and the power to smile despite the challenges. It helps to acquire a positive attitude that helps us to deal with any situation.
It helps us to give ourselves time to chose how we need to respond to any situation. It helps us to have control over our own emotions. It enables us to stay gathered no matter whatever happens.
So with patience, you can achieve all these qualities and then achieve success.
Remember, this is your life. You are allowed to change your mind. You are allowed to be a different person. So it's okay to do things you want to do. So, never think hard about the past. It may bring tears. Do not think about the future as you may experience fear. So live in this moment and smile bright.