15 Most Powerful Quotes From Greta Thunberg

stockholm, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 08, 2019: Greta Thunberg climate activist. School strike on Fridays.
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We all have a lot to learn from Greta!

Consider These Greta Thunberg Quotes Your Wakeup Call to Save the Planet

Climate change.

We hope those words sent a shiver down your spine, because they certainly did for us. Our planet is quickly becoming less and less sustainable for humans to exist on, but our world leaders don't seem to care. And 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg isn't having it.

Time and time again, she has used her platform to urge politicians and those of great stature to do something about the climate crisis, rather than argue about meaningless dribble. The world can't take it. We can't take it.

The time for action is now. And if you need a little push to do something, reading through these Greta Thunberg quotes will inspire you to do something.

Best Greta Thunberg Quotes

  • "You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes."

  • "People tell me I should study to become a climate scientist, so I can solve the climate crisis. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change."

  • "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."

  • "If you still say that we are wasting valuable lesson time, then let me remind you that our political leaders have wasted decades through denial and inaction."

  • "I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic... and act as if the house was on fire."

Inspiring Greta Thunberg Quotes

  • "You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake."

  • "Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no home. We can't solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis."

  • "But I've learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to."

  • "Our leadership has failed us. Young people must hold older generations accountable for the mess they have created. We need to get angry, and transform that anger into action."

  • "When we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then the hope will come."

Empowering Greta Thunberg Quotes

  • "I am on a school strike to save the climate. And give us a future."

  • "Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. it is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few."

  • "The future of all coming generations rests on your shoulders. What you do now, we children can't undo in the future. So please, treat the crisis as the crisis it is and give us a future."

  • "You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option."

  • "Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago. We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard."

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