QuotationsWangari Maathai
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This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment. They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy. They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence. They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering. They seek to wake us up. They seek to give us hope.

Weeds by Mary T. Hoffman

Wangari Maathai
Kenyan environmental and political activist, founded Green Belt Movement, Nobel Peace Prize and RIght Livelihood Award winner

"There is a terrible forest fire. All the animals are fleeing the conflagration except Hummingbird, who is flying back and forth, scooping up little slivers of water from a spring and dumping them on the flames. 'What do you think you're doing, stupid little bird?' the other animals ask derisively, and Hummingbird says, 'I'm doing what I can.'

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