Inspirational Quotes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas

By | January 9, 2016

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

To be a friend of the Everglades is not necessarily to spend time wandering around out there.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The hardest thing is to tell the truth about oneself. One doesn’t like to remember unpleasant details, but forgetting them makes one’s life seem disorganized.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I’m just a tough old woman.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The wealth of south Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of south Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great tropic agricultural center of the world.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

You can’t conserve what you haven’t got.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

You have to stand up for some things in this world.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

It’s a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

There is always the need to carry on.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Whoever wants me to talk, I’ll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Conservation is now a dead word.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I take advantage of every thing I can – age, hair, disability – because my cause is just.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I’ll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

No one is satisfied with their life’s work.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Pigheaded covers a multitude of virtues – as well as sins.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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