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Greta Thunberg Quotes And Sayings

Greta Thunberg Quotes – 23 Inspirational Sayings From the Swedish Climate Activist

Looking for inspirational Greta Thunberg quotes? Then you've come to the right place! The Swedish activist receives an award for her commitment to the Climate protection attracted attention around the world. In order to enforce a consistent global climate policy based on scientific facts, she initiated the protest movement "Fridays for Future", which was quickly joined by millions of people all over the world.

I would now like to give you their most important and rousing short and long sayings.

My please: Keep in mind that many of Greta Thunberg's quotes have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

23 quotes and sayings by Greta Thunberg

The young climate activist has a incredible movement for a sustainable lifestyle in our society. It is loved by environmentally conscious people for this. But she is also facing headwinds from those who want to make money from the earth's resources. Her irrepressible will to create change is all the more remarkable. Be inspired by her following quotes at any time.

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"I have learned you are never too small to make a difference." (Quote from Greta Thunberg)
  1. "I have learned you are never too small to make a difference."
  2. "Some people, some companies, some decision-makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money. And I think many of you here today belong to that group of people."
  3. "So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change. And it has to start today."
  4. "You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes."
  5. "It seems that we've passed some kind of social tipping point. People are starting to find their voice, to understand that they can actually make a difference."
  6. "We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not."
  7. "Either we limit the warming to 1,5 degrees C over pre-industrial levels, or we don’t. Either we reach a tipping point where we start a chain reaction with events way beyond human control, or we don’t. Either we go on as a civilization, or we don’t."
  8. "This ongoing irresponsible behaviour will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind."
  9. "I'm going to do this alone if no one else wants to do it. Because you grown-ups don't give a damn about my future, neither do I."
  10. "For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?"

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"But things will change whether they like it or not." (Quote from Greta Thunberg)
  1. "Some people, some companies, some decision-makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money. And I think many of you here today belong to that group of people."
  2. "With our «business as usual» we are currently on track for a world that could displace billions of people from their homes."
  3. "We must also keep in mind that we cannot negotiate and compromise with nature and the laws of physics."
  4. "Together and united, we are unstoppable."
  5. "Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury."
  6. "I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I wan you to act as if the house were on fire. Because it is."
  7. "We are going to change the fate of humanity, whether you like it or not."
  8. "There are no gray areas when it comes to survival."
  9. "The moment we decide to fulfill something, we can do anything."
  10. "When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you're winning."
  11. "I'm not that special. I can't convince everyone. I'm just going to do what I want to do and what will have most impact."
  12. "Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not."
  13. "You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option."

Can you think of any other sayings from Greta that I've forgotten here? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about Greta Thunberg

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist who started a private climate strike in 2018. Over time, she has inspired millions of people to demonstrate against man-made climate change and take to the streets on Fridays as part of the "Friday For Future" movement she founded.

What is the goal of "Fridays For Future"?

 The "Fridays For Future" movement is calling for compliance with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement - in particular the goal of limiting the average global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. For Germany, they are calling for a coal phase-out by 2030, an electricity supply based 100% on renewable energies by 2035 and climate neutrality by 2035. The movement is increasing public pressure on politicians to achieve this.

What can I do for the climate?

Everyone can contribute to protecting our planet's climate. Eating an organic, regional, seasonal, plant-based diet, switching to green electricity and a green bank, modernizing your home in an energy-efficient way, giving preference to bicycles and trains over cars and planes and consciously consuming things in life that really make sense are some of the biggest ways to do this.

Using Greta Thunberg's quotes as a constant source of inspiration

Greta is representative of the younger generation's rethink towards a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle. I hope I was able to inspire you with her quotes.

To conclude this collection of sayings, I would like to share a few further articles that match Greta's values and should promote your development:

Do you have any questions or more quotes from Greta Thunberg? Then just write me a comment.

Stay climate-friendly,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: I would also like to recommend our book "Cooking for the climate", where you can find out more about the problems with our diet as well as delicious, climate-friendly recipes. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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