Jane Goodall Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jane goodall quotes, jane goodall sayings, and jane goodall proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.     

Jane Goodall

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.     

Jane Goodall

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.     

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

One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.     

Jane Goodall

The greatest danger to our future is apathy.     

Jane Goodall

The refugees flee to protect their families from violence; the Europeans, on the other hand, fear for their jobs that they need to feed their families.     

Jane Goodall

Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined. They are individuals in their own right.     

Jane Goodall

Every individual can make a difference ... if we continue to leave decision making to the so-called decision makers, things will never change.     

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

We, as humans, have actually developed a sense of social responsibility. We have gone beyond our basic instincts.     

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Chimpanzees can be quite political.     

Jane Goodall

One cannot watch chimpanzee infants for long without realizing that they have the same emotional need for affection and reassurance as human children.     

Jane Goodall

The best relationship you can have with a chimpanzee is total mutual trust.     

Jane Goodall

Chimpanzees, more than any other living creature, have helped us to understand that there is no sharp line between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. It's a very blurry line, and it's getting more blurry all the time.     

Jane Goodall

A good mother is protective but not over-protective. She's patient, she's affectionate, she's playful, but above all she is supportive.     

Jane Goodall

It's up to us to save the world for tomorrow: it's up to you and me.      

Jane Goodall

It's up to us to save the world for tomorrow: it's up to you and me.      

Jane Goodall

There isn't a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. All the time, we find animals doing things that, in our arrogance, we thought were just human.     

Jane Goodall

We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.     

Jane Goodall