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40 Jungle Quotes for Every Adventure Seeker

With thick forests and ferocious animals, jungles can either excite our desires for exploration or teach us life lessons. So as you slash your way through our dense collection of jungle quotes, you'll immerse yourself in the wilderness, wisdom, and enchantment that only this diverse environment can provide.

Our quotes not only delve deep into the concept of survival of the fittest and the law of the jungle but also include memorable excerpts from timeless classics like The Jungle Book and humorous messages from anthropologists to musicians. So whether you want to visit the rainforests of South America or Asia, our jungle quotes will teleport you with the power of words.

Like these? Also, check out our tree quotes and forest quotes.

Jungle Quotes To Ignite Your Wanderlust

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The most recognized jungle every explorer wants to visit is the Amazon jungle. Located at the borders of Brazil, the Amazon comprises almost a third of all the remaining tropical rainforests on Earth. And it is also the home to 10% of all the wild species we currently know. With rich fauna and flora, including all the unknown species, entering the jungle means stepping into a world where civilization's rules no longer apply.

Unfortunately, despite its size, researchers set a not-too-distant ecological tipping point for the Amazon rainforest. According to a study by Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre, the Amazon system will transform into a non-forest ecosystem once it exceeds 20-25% deforestation1. As of 2020, Amazon Conservation reveals the largest jungle already has 17% forest loss.

In addition to fueling our wanderlust, let these jungle quotes instill a deep respect and sense of responsibility for these enigmatic landscapes.
For further readings on the reality of our impact on the natural world, check out TRVST's articles covering climate change and deforestation facts.

"The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings." -Buddhist Sutra #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #forest #forest #jungle #life

"The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings."
- Buddhist Sutra

"Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing." -Hugo Weaving #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #jungle #woods #forest

"Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing."
- Hugo Weaving

"When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little." -Natassia Cassinero #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #forest #nature #jungle #life #trees

"When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little."
- Natassia Cassinero

"I find my soul in forests." -Kedar Dhepe #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #jungle #forest

"I find my soul in forests."
- Kedar Dhepe

"Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man." -Orison Swett Marden #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialchange #jungle #flowers #forest

"Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man."
- Orison Swett Marden

Quotes About Jungle Animals And Their Intriguing World

The jungle, a world teeming with life, captivates us with tales of its remarkable inhabitants. As we explore their realm, we quickly realize that survival of the fittest is the name of the game. Jungle animals, from bugs to tigers, have evolved to adapt and thrive, showcasing Mother Nature's boundless creativity and resilience. 

Can you survive a day in the jungle? Look into what you can experience in the dense forest as you read the jungle quotes below.

"Hell is not hot, or cold. Nor is it deep below ground, or somewhere in the sky. Instead it is a place on Earth filled with sucking bogs, disfiguring diseases and millions of tiny flesh-eating creatures. Hell is a jungle, and it is monstrously green." -Greig Beck #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #jungle #forest

"Hell is not hot, or cold. Nor is it deep below ground, or somewhere in the sky. Instead it is a place on Earth filled with sucking bogs, disfiguring diseases and millions of tiny flesh-eating creatures. Hell is a jungle, and it is monstrously green."
- Greig Beck

"The fittest animal survives the jungle. The weakest animal dies even if protected." -Matshona Dhliwayo #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #gogreen #jungle #animal #forest

"The fittest animal survives the jungle. The weakest animal dies even if protected."
- Matshona Dhliwayo

"There, about a dozen times during the day, the wind drives over the sky the swollen clouds, which water the earth copiously, after which the sun shines brightly, as if freshly bathed, and floods with a golden luster the rocks, the river, the trees, and the entire jungle." -Henryk Sienkiewicz #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #ecoconscious #forest #trees #jungle #wind #earth

"There, about a dozen times during the day, the wind drives over the sky the swollen clouds, which water the earth copiously, after which the sun shines brightly, as if freshly bathed, and floods with a golden luster the rocks, the river, the trees, and the entire jungle."
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Lessons Learned From Jungle Quotes And Sayings To Stay Strong

The jungle, with its diverse flora, fauna, and adversities, is a potent metaphor for our obstacles. Just as jungle animals must adapt to survive, we must also draw upon our inner strength to triumph over our challenges. 

From the raw power of jaguars that teaches us the courage to confront our fears to the social monkeys relying on each other for protection that inspires teamwork, let's tap into the spirit of these animals through the jungle quotes below.

"Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle." -African Proverb #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialchange #forest #forest #jungle

"Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle."
- African Proverb

"I like to be a tiger roaming the jungle or an eagle soaring the skies." -Sol Campbell #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #impact #forest #tiger #jungle

"I like to be a tiger roaming the jungle or an eagle soaring the skies."
- Sol Campbell

"If you want to keep alive in the jungle, you must live as the jungle does." -John Wyndham #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #forest #jungle

"If you want to keep alive in the jungle, you must live as the jungle does."
- John Wyndham

"The situation was different in the jungle. Every inch of ground had to be earned, and was done so through much exertion with the blade." -Tahir Shah #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #gogreen #jungle #forest

"The situation was different in the jungle. Every inch of ground had to be earned, and was done so through much exertion with the blade."
- Tahir Shah

"If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming in the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress." -Gautama Buddha #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #forest #jungle

"If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming in the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress."
- Gautama Buddha

"Man is lost and wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps onto the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use." -Sai Baba #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialchange #forest #negative #jungle #spiritual

"Man is lost and wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps onto the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use."
- Sai Baba

"If a lion is not accepted in its own den, it will find no refuge in the rest of the jungle." -Wes Fesler #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #jungle #forest

"If a lion is not accepted in its own den, it will find no refuge in the rest of the jungle."
- Wes Fesler

"Spend sixteen weeks in the jungle and you being to question your own sanity, especially when you are the one goading everyone else ahead." -Tahir Shah #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #socialchange #forest #jungle

"Spend sixteen weeks in the jungle and you being to question your own sanity, especially when you are the one goading everyone else ahead."
- Tahir Shah

"There is no solitude greater than the samurai's unless perhaps it be that of a tiger in the jungle." -Jean-Pierre Melville #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #impact #forest #tiger #jungle

"There is no solitude greater than the samurai's unless perhaps it be that of a tiger in the jungle."
- Jean-Pierre Melville

Metaphorical Jungle Quotes About The Law Of The Jungle

As we venture into the realm of jungle quotes, the "law of the jungle" concept is hard to overlook. This term transcends its literal meaning and often relates to the competitive nature of present-day society. Whether at work, in social circles, or even in our thoughts, we're always up against challenges that test our resilience and resourcefulness. 

The first quote in this section comes from prominent civil rights leader Malcolm X who is known for a radically different approach than Martin Luther King Jr. But at the end of his life, he has come to respect Dr. King's beliefs as they both aimed for the same goal.

These quotes serve as a reminder that, much like the jungle, society is an unpredictable and relentless terrain that demands strength and perseverance to cross.

"Those who would hunt a man need to remember that a jungle also contains those who hunt the hunters." -Malcolm X #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #jungle #forest

"Those who would hunt a man need to remember that a jungle also contains those who hunt the hunters."
- Malcolm X

"Today, the world is a big jungle." -Roberto Cavalli #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #forest #world #jungle

"Today, the world is a big jungle."
- Roberto Cavalli

"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo." -Desmond Morris #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #forest #human #jungle

"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo."
- Desmond Morris

"The jungle changes a man." -Cynthia Kadohata #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #forest #jungle

"The jungle changes a man."
- Cynthia Kadohata

"Weak prey didn't live long. It was the law of the jungle." -Jina S. Bazzar #trvst #quotes #impact #socialimpact #jungle #forest

"Weak prey didn't live long. It was the law of the jungle."
- Jina S. Bazzar

"It's a jungle out there, So you best beware, There are creatures lurking, that just don't care, They'll gobble you up in one big bite, And that's the last you'll see of day or night, So if you value your life and your friends as well, Don't let the creatures get you, because it will be pure hell." -Everett R. Lake #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #forest #life #jungle #friends #pure

"It's a jungle out there, So you best beware, There are creatures lurking, that just don't care, They'll gobble you up in one big bite, And that's the last you'll see of day or night, So if you value your life and your friends as well, Don't let the creatures get you, because it will be pure hell."
- Everett R. Lake

"If size mattered the elephant would be the king of the jungle." -Rickson Gracie #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #forest #jungle

"If size mattered the elephant would be the king of the jungle."
- Rickson Gracie

"Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside." -Bette Davis #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #jungle #world #forest

"Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside."
- Bette Davis

"Unrestricted individualism is the law of beast of the jungle." -Mahatma Gandhi #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialchange #jungle #forest

"Unrestricted individualism is the law of beast of the jungle."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"You can't play city rules when you live in the jungle." -Hunters Thompson #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #jungle #forest

"You can't play city rules when you live in the jungle."
- Hunters Thompson

"Life is a zoo in a jungle." -Peter De Vries #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #jungle #forest

"Life is a zoo in a jungle."
- Peter De Vries

"The jungle is dark but full of diamonds." -Arthur Miller #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired #jungle #forest

"The jungle is dark but full of diamonds."
- Arthur Miller

Humorous Jungle Quotes To Make You Laugh

As we wander into the untamed jungle, we might initially focus on the challenges of survival and the enigmatic secrets camouflaged within the lush greenery. However, looking closely, we'll discover amusing scenes blossoming in the most unexpected locations. Playful capuchin monkeys, endearing slow-moving sloths, or the comical stride of a toucan—all of these moments remind us that laughter can flourish even in the harshest environments.

Even if the jungle is synonymous with danger and survival, take a breather from life's demands, and let these humorous jungle quotes make you smile.

"I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost." -Edward T. Hall #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialimpact #jungle #desert #forest

"I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost."
- Edward T. Hall

"I can survive in the jungle, so now I can do anything." -Emily Atack #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #forest #jungle

"I can survive in the jungle, so now I can do anything."
- Emily Atack

"I think of myself as a jungle musician because of my lack of formal training." -George Harrison #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #forest #jungle

"I think of myself as a jungle musician because of my lack of formal training."
- George Harrison

"I was becoming feral after living in the Hawaiian tropical jungle for five months!" -Steven Magee #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #ecoconscious #jungle #forest

"I was becoming feral after living in the Hawaiian tropical jungle for five months!"
- Steven Magee

"I have a lot of plants – my living room is like a jungle. I like the idea of bringing inside out." -Samin Nosrat #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #ecoconscious #forest #plants #jungle

"I have a lot of plants – my living room is like a jungle. I like the idea of bringing inside out."
- Samin Nosrat

"So you're reinstating the law of the jungle?' asks Mo.' You were bringing it back, every time you filled your tank.'" -David Mitchell #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #forest #jungle

"So you're reinstating the law of the jungle?' asks Mo.' You were bringing it back, every time you filled your tank.'"
- David Mitchell

When talking about jungles, we should not skip the enthralling world of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (here on Amazon). Kipling's vivid portrayal of the Indian jungle, teeming with talking animals and thrilling escapades, unravels the intricate relationships between humans, animals, and nature. 

From the panther Bagheera and the mischievous orangutan King Louie, the characters teach us about teamwork, loyalty, and the importance of finding our place in the world, all while providing a few laughs along the way. 

Step into the fictional jungle as you read the rest of our quotes below.

"A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling." -Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book  #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #forest #jungle

"A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling."
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

"I wish to eat,' said Mowgli. 'I am a stranger in this part of the jungle. Bring me food, or give me leave to hunt here.'" -Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book  #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #forest #food #jungle

"I wish to eat,' said Mowgli. 'I am a stranger in this part of the jungle. Bring me food, or give me leave to hunt here.'"
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

"The jungle speaks to me because I know how to listen." -Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book  #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #forest #jungle

"The jungle speaks to me because I know how to listen."
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

"What is the Law of the Jungle? Strike first and then give tongue." -Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book  #trvst #quotes #takeaction #collectiveaction #jungle #forest

"What is the Law of the Jungle? Strike first and then give tongue."
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

"On a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust." -Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #jungle #forest

"On a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust."
- Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

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Lovejoy, T. E., & Nobre, C. (2018). Amazon Tipping Point. Science Advances.

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