Quotations

Rachel Carson

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

Rachel Carson (American marine biologist and catalyst for the modern environmental movement and author of Silent Spring)

Dr. Jane Goodall

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“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference – all the difference in the world!”

Dr. Jane Goodall (British primatologist and anthropologist))

Wangari Maathai

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“Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it, because educated people are in a position to understand what is being lost. The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. As I told the foresters, and the women, you don't need a diploma to plant a tree.”

Wangari Maathai (Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel Peace Prize; author of Unbowed)

Frances Moore Lappé

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“Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”

Frances Moore Lappé (American researcher and writer in the area of food and democracy policy; author of Diet for a Small Planet)

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Quotations 6 Sylvia Earle“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”

Dr. Sylvia Earle (American oceanographer and author of The World is Blue)

Tim Holden

Quotations 2 Tim Holden“The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.”

Tim Holden (former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, who served in Congress from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party)

Nina Simone

Quotations 3 Nina Simone“The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.”

Nina Simone (an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement)

Shirley Chisholm

Quotations 4 Shirley Chisholm“Of course laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws - to perpetuate injustice through inaction.”

Shirley Chisholm (an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress)

Taylor Swift

Quotations 5 Taylor Swift”I've never thought about any kind of prejudice about women in country music because I never felt like it affected me. I was fortunate enough to come about in a time when I didn't feel that kind of energy at all, and it was always my theory that if you want to play in the same ballgame as the boys, you've got to work as hard as them.”

Taylor Swift (an American singer-songwriter; one of the leading contemporary recording artists)

James Comey

Quotations 6 James Comey“Those of us in law enforcement must redouble our efforts to resist bias and prejudice. We must better understand the people we serve and protect - by trying to know, deep in our gut, what it feels like to be a law-abiding young black man walking on the street and encountering law enforcement.

We must understand how that young man may see us.”

James Comey (an American lawyer who served as the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – FBI)

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