• In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many human-like characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? Yes

    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
  • A sense of calm came over me. More and more often I found myself thinking, "This is where I belong. This is what I came into this world to do

    Jane Goodall
  • The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves

    Jane Goodall
  • I do have hope. Nature is enormously resilient, humans are vastly intelligent, the energy and enthusiasm that can be kindled among young people seems without limit, and he human spirit is indomitable. But if we want life, we will have to stop depending on someone else to save the world. It is up to us-you and me, all of us. Myself, I have placed my faith in the children

    Jane Goodall
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