Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.
Speech at Goldman Awards, San Francisco (24 April 2006)
The people are starving. They need food; they need medicine; they need education. They do not need a skyscraper to house the ruling party and a 24-hour TV station.Wangari Maathai
I think what the Nobel committee is doing is going beyond war and looking at what humanity can do to prevent war. Sustainable management of our natural resources will promote peace.Wangari Maathai