Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

a Kenyan environmental and political activist.
It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture.More Wangari Maathai quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The women of the Green Belt Movement have learned about the causes and the symptoms of environmental degradation. They have begun to appreciate that they, rather than their government, ought to be the custodians of the environment.More Wangari Maathai quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.More Wangari Maathai quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes when I talk to little children I remind them of the fact that when I was growing up myself, I used to play with frog eggs and tadpoles and I used to walk in the field, I used to literally copy whatever my mother was doing on the land. And that may be the reason why I eventually developed the passion for green and for the Earth. So it is extremely important for adults and especially those who are in charge of cities to make sure that we do not lose touch with the land and with the environment. And especially oMore Wangari Maathai quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Using trees as a symbol of peace is in keeping with a widespread African tradition. For example, the elders of the Kikuyu carried a staff from the thigi tree that, when placed between two disputing sides, caused them to stop fighting and seek reconciliation. Many communities in Africa have these traditions.More Wangari Maathai quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Michael Jackson Escapism and wonder is influence. It makes you feel good, and that allows you to do things. You just keep on moving ahead, and you say, 'God, is this wonderful - do I appreciate it.' [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Golda Meir I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jack Canfield My definition of success is "the fulfillment of your soul's purpose." [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


David Hare Never take advice from anyone with no investment in the outcome. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jonathan Swift If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning etc., beginning from his youth, and so go to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More