Jane Goodall Quotes (79 quotes)
“The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature.”
Referring to the chimpanzees, reported in Connie Jankowski, Jane Goodall: Primatologist and Animal Activist (2009), p. 13.
“Especially now when views are becoming more polarized, we must work to understand each other across political, religious and national boundaries.”
Reported in Elizabeth LeReverend, The Irrepressible Dr. Jane Goodall, Verge Magazine (2010).
“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.”
Reason for Hope: a Spiritual Journey (2000)
“So this is my effort to bring back the hope that we must have if we are to change direction.... I think to be fully human, we need to have meaning in our lives, and that's what I am trying to help these young people to find.”
Then & Now: Jane Goodall, CNN (June 19, 2005)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJane Goodall
Born: April 3, 1934 (age 85)
Bio: Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.