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Wangari Maathai Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wangari Maathai.

It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
- Wangari Maathai

We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment.
But often it is the powerful, including governments,
that are responsible.
- Wangari Maathai

I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment,
we also improve governance.
- Wangari Maathai

There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees.
It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.
- Wangari Maathai

 

We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment.
- Wangari Maathai

It's a matter of life and death for this country.
The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
- Wangari Maathai

Women are responsible for their children,
they cannot sit back, waste time and see them starve.
- Wangari Maathai

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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African women in general need to know that it's OK
for them to be the way they are -
to see the way they are as a strength,
and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
- Wangari Maathai

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference for Africa.
- Wangari Maathai

Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys,
and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial,
others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that.
- Wangari Maathai

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
- Epictetus

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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