10 Quotes of Wisdom

MandelaCropped“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter. It’s not so much what the international media does, but what you write about yourself.”
Komla Dumor

“Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future.”
Jomo Kenyatta

“I look at a stream and I see myself: a native South African, flowing irresistibly over hard obstacles until they become smooth and, one day, disappear… flowing from an origin that has been forgotten toward an end that will never be.”
Miriam Makeba

“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, for humanity to stop threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. Recognising that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come.”
Wangari Maathai

“In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in.”
Hakeem Belo-Osagie

“Every day that we do nothing, or too little, imposes higher costs on our children and our children’s children.”
Kofi Annan

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Desmond Tutu

“Animals are indeed more ancient, more complex and in many ways more sophisticated than us. They are more perfect because they remain within Nature’s fearful symmetry just as Nature intended. They should be respected and revered, but perhaps none more so than the elephant, the world’s most emotionally human land mammal.”
Daphne Sheldrick

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf