I have always felt that perhaps women have sometimes almost embraced the same values as men, and the same character as men, because they are in the men's world, and they are trying to fit into a system that men have created. And maybe in truth when there is a critical mass of women who play that role in governments, then we will see whether women can really manage power in a way that is less destructive than the way that men have used power.
felt quoteswomen quotesembraced quotesvalues quotesmen quotescharacter quotesmens quotesworld quotesfit quotessystem quotesmen quotescreated quotestruth quotescritical quotesmass quotesplay quotesrole quotesgovernments quotesmanage quotespower quotesdestructive quotespower quotes
APAWangari Maathai Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=i-have-always-felt-that-perhaps-women-have-sometimes-almost-embraced-same-values-as-men-same-character-as-men-because-they-are-in-mens-world-they-wangari-maathai
ChicagoWangari Maathai Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2019. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=i-have-always-felt-that-perhaps-women-have-sometimes-almost-embraced-same-values-as-men-same-character-as-men-because-they-are-in-mens-world-they-wangari-maathai, accessed .
MLA"Wangari Maathai Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2019. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=i-have-always-felt-that-perhaps-women-have-sometimes-almost-embraced-same-values-as-men-same-character-as-men-because-they-are-in-mens-world-they-wangari-maathai
important quoteseducate quotespeople quotesprotect quotesensure quotespoverty quotestested quotesaccess quotesdrugs quoteshope quotesmake quotesdrugs quotes
For me planting a tree is a very doable thing. It's not complicated, it doesn't require technology, it doesn't require much knowledge, but it can be a very important entry point into communities understanding how they destroy their own resources, but how they can also restore those resources, and not wait for their government or international agencies to come and help them.
planting quotestree quotesdoable quotesthing quotescomplicated quotesrequire quotestechnology quotesknowledge quotesimportant quotesentry quotespoint quotescommunities quotesunderstanding quotesdestroy quotesresources quotesrestore quoteswait quotesgovernment quotesinternational quotesagencies quotes
It's very important to remain optimistic and to see the silver lining in everything you do. Because no matter how sometimes things look difficult, and look like there is no hope, there is always a small glimmering of silver lining that is in everything, and I always look for that, and hang on that, and before I know it, another day comes and is gone.
important quotesremain quotesoptimistic quotessilver quoteslining quotesmatter quotesthings quotesdifficult quoteshope quotessmall quotesglimmering quoteshang quotesday quotes
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 our children.
talk quoteschildren quotesremind quotesfact quotesgrowing quotesplay quotesfrog quoteseggs quotestadpoles quoteswalk quotesfield quotesliterally quotescopy quotesmother quotesland quotesreason quoteseventually quotesdeveloped quotespassion quotesgreen quotesearth quotesextremely quotesimportant quotesadults quotescharge quotescities quotesmake quoteslose quotestouch quotesland quotesenvironment quoteschildren quotes
history quotestime quoteshumanity quotescalled quotesshift quoteslevel quotesconsciousness quotesreach quoteshigher quotesmoral quotesground quotesshed quotesfear quotesgive quoteshope quotes
When resources are degraded, we start competing for them, whether it is at the local level in Kenya, where we had tribal clashes over land and water, or at the global level, where we are fighting over water, oil, and minerals. So one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources.
resources quotesdegraded quotesstart quotescompeting quoteslocal quoteslevel quoteskenya quotestribal quotesclashes quotesland quoteswater quotesglobal quoteslevel quotesfighting quotesoil quotesminerals quotespromote quotespeace quotessustainable quotesmanagement quotesequitable quotesdistribution quotesresources quotes
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.
trees quotessymbol quotespeace quoteskeeping quoteswidespread quotesafrican quotestradition quoteselders quoteskikuyu quotescarried quotesstaff quotesthigi quotestree quotesdisputing quotessides quotescaused quotesstop quotesfighting quotesseek quotesreconciliation quotescommunities quotesafrica quotestraditions quotes
gradually quotesclear quotesgreen quotesbelt quotesmovements quoteswork quotescommunities quotesrepair quotesdegraded quotesenvironment quoteseffectively quotesparticipants quotesembracing quotesset quotescore quotesspiritual quotesvalues quotes
I would like to call on young people to commit themselves to activities that contribute toward achieving their long-term dreams. They have the energy and creativity to shape a sustainable future. To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
call quotesyoung quotespeople quotescommit quotesactivities quotescontribute quotesachieving quoteslongterm quotesdreams quotesenergy quotescreativity quotesshape quotessustainable quotesfuture quotesgift quotescommunities quotesworld quoteshope quotes
disempowerment quotesdefined quotesterms quoteslack quotesselfconfidence quotesapathy quotesfear quotesinability quotescharge quotesones quoteslife quotesunrecognised quotesproblem quotesafrica quotestoday quotes
naive quotesaids quotescurse quotesgod quotesafricans quotesblack quotespeople quotestool quotescontrol quotesdesigned quotesevilminded quotesscientists quotes
As I swept the last bit of dust, I made a covenant with myself: I will accept. Whatever will be, will be. I have a life to lead. I recalled words a friend had told me, the philosophy of her faith. "Life is a journey and a struggle," she had said. "We cannot control it, but we can make the best of any situation." I was indeed in quite a situation. It was up to me to make the best of it.
swept quotesbit quotesdust quotesmade quotescovenant quotesaccept quoteslife quoteslead quotesrecalled quoteswords quotesfriend quotestold quotesphilosophy quotesfaith quoteslife quotesjourney quotesstruggle quotescontrol quotesmake quotessituation quotessituation quotes
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.
diamonds quotesimportant quotesgold quotesminerals quotesimportant quotescall quotesprecious quotesminerals quotesforms quotessoil quotespart quotesmineral quotestop quotesskin quotesearth quotescommons quotes
long quotestrust quotesconfidence quotesjustice quotesfairness quotesresource quotesdistribution quotespolitical quotespositioning quotesremain quotesimportant quotesservice quotes
Throughout my life, I have never stopped to strategize about my next steps. I often just keep walking along, through whichever door opens. I have been on a journey and this journey has never stopped. When the journey is acknowledged and sustained by those I work with, they are a source of inspiration, energy and encouragement. They are the reasons I kept walking, and will keep walking, as long as my knees hold out.
life quotesstopped quotesstrategize quotessteps quoteswalking quoteswhichever quotesdoor quotesopens quotesjourney quotesstopped quotesacknowledged quotessustained quoteswork quotessource quotesinspiration quotesenergy quotesencouragement quotesreasons quoteswalking quoteslong quotesknees quoteshold quotes