"It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Wangari Maathai on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Wangari Maathai on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Wangari Maathai on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Wangari Maathai on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Wangari Maathai on John Wooden
"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."