TOP 20 Wangari Maathai Quotes

TOP 20 Wangari Maathai Quotes.
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“Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:00)

“When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:07)

“Culture is coded wisdom.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:14)

“Culture defines who we are and how we see ourselves. A new attitude toward nature provides space for a new attitude toward culture and the role it plays in sustainable development.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:21)

“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:28)

“I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:35)

“The little grassroots people can change this world.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:42)

“There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:49)

“You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. That values itself. That understands itself.”
— Wangari Maathai (00:56)

“We all share one planet and are one hummanity, there is no escaping this reality.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:03)

“What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:10)

“We think that diamonds are very important, gold is very important, all these minerals are very important. We call them precious minerals, but they are all forms of the soil. But that part of this mineral that is on top, like it is the skin of the earth, that is the most precious of the commons.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:17)

“You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That’s what makes the difference.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:24)

“We cannot tire or give up. We owe it to the present and future generations of all species to rise up and walk!”
— Wangari Maathai (01:31)

“As long as there is no trust and confidence that there will be justice and fairness in resource distribution, political positioning will remain more important than service.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:38)

“No matter who or where we are, or what our capabilities, we are called to do the best we can.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:45)

“Human rights are not things that are put on the table for people to enjoy. These are things you fight for and then you protect.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:52)

“Disempowerment – whether defined in terms of a lack of self-confidence, apathy, fear, or an inability to take charge of one’s own life – is perhaps the most unrecognised problem in Africa today.”
— Wangari Maathai (01:59)

“The people are learning that you cannot leave decisions only to leaders. Local groups have to create the political will for change, rather than waiting for others to do things for them. That is where positive, and sustainable, change begins.”
— Wangari Maathai (02:06)

“It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.”
— Wangari Maathai (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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