"I don't really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Wangari Maathai on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Wangari Maathai on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Wangari Maathai on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Wangari Maathai on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Wangari Maathai on Lawrence Welk
"It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem."
"You cannot blame the mismanagement of the economy or the fact that we have not invested adequately in education in order to give our people the knowledge, the skills and the technology that they need in order to be able to use the resources that Africa has to gain wealth."
"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace."
"In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families."
"African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence."