Despite the hardships that our world continues to face, Dr. Jane Goodall has a tremendous amount of hope. Why? It is because of what she has seen accomplished when people act on the issues they truly believe in. To spread hope, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Jane quotes to inspire positivity and action!

1. “Fortunately, nature is amazingly resilient: places we have destroyed, given time and help, can once again support life, and endangered species can be given a second chance. And there is a growing number of people, especially young people, who are aware of these problems and are fighting for the survival of our only home, Planet Earth. We must all join that fight before it is too late.” – Dr. Goodall Speaks About Threats to Biodiversity Following U.N. Report

2. “In all my lectures and books, I focus on reasons for hope. But today, it’s getting harder and harder to take that message of hope around the world. Todays’ young people—everywhere I go—they’re so excited and empowered. We’re listening to their voices. That gives us a reason to hope.” – A New Era of Discovery in Gombe Thanks to Disney Family Trust

3. “But consumers, at least if they’re not living in poverty, have an enormous role to play, too. If you don’t like the way the business does its business, don’t buy their products. This is beginning to create change. People should think about the consequences of the little choices they make each day.” – Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a lot of Hope (And a Bit of Whiskey) NYTIMES

4. “My job now is to try and help people understand every one of us makes a difference. And cumulatively, wise choices in how we act each day can begin to change the world.” – Dr. Jane Goodall in an interview with The Washington Post

5. “In order to slow down climate change, we must solve four seemingly unsolvable problems. We must eliminate poverty. We must change the unsustainable lifestyles of so many of us. We must abolish corruption. And we must think about our growing human population…But I believe we have a window of time to have an impact.” – Jane Goodall: These 4 Issues May Not Seem Related to Climate Change. But They Are and We Need to Solve Them Now

6. “What you have to do is to get into the heart. And how do you get into the heart? With stories.” – Dr. Jane Goodall at the World Economic Forum

7. “If we all get together, we can truly make a difference, but we must act now. The window of time is closing.” – Jane Goodall: These 4 Issues May Not Seem Related to Climate Change. But They Are and We Need to Solve Them Now

8. What keeps her going: “Precious moments when I can have a quick walk in nature. I always hope to meet and greet a dog, get a ‘dog fix’—any old dog whose owner agrees.” – Dr. Goodall’s Productivity Advice for Fast Company

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