Quotable- What we do in Life- Jane Goodall and Maximus

Good morning!

Today's quotes both deal with the choices people make in life. Admittedly, this makes them sound like the kind of things corporations love to put on posters, but in this case, I don't think that detracts from the words themselves. The first is from the film "Gladiator", where it is voiced by the title character- Maximus- actually, that whole film is pretty chock-full of great quotes...
The second quote today is by scientist and environmentalist Jane Goodall.
Both are pretty self-explanatory and I don't have anything to add this time-

"What we do in life echoes in eternity" 
- Maximus (Gladiator- film)


"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

- Jane Goodall

The next instalment of quotes from notable people will be in 7 days. In the meantime, there have been quite a lot of interesting science stories in the media lately, so I'll be posting links to a few that caught my eye.
In the meantime, Best Wishes for a Great Week.


  1. Gladiator is an awesome film. Love Russell Crowe ��

  2. Jane Goodall was (is) an inspiration to a whole generation of women who wanted to go into environmentalism. The world needs more people like her.

  3. Thank you for your comments, Christina and Linda.

    Yes, Christina, "Gladiator" is a great film, agreed. The script is very poetic and profound in places, I think- that was what really stood out for me about it.

    Yes, Linda- Jane Goodall, but also Rachel Carson and.. in terms of women going to science more generally, even people like Sally Ride, Peggy Whitson and Mae Jemison. I always think that the fact that surgeon Grethe Raske is known best for being one of the earliest documentaed cases of AIDS greatly overshadows her life acheivements as a female surgeon working in Africa at a time when such things were far rarer than now. So she could be another great example of an inspiring woman, who spent her life and significant brain power trying to improve the world.


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