Best Marjory Stoneman Douglas Quotes On Success In Life

These Marjory Stoneman Douglas quotes will inspire you. Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an American journalist, author, women’s suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Marjory Stoneman Douglas quotes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas sayings, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas proverbs.

Famous Marjory Stoneman Douglas Quotes

  1. “All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  2. “It is a woman’s business to be interested in the environment. It’s an extended form of housekeeping.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  3. “You have to stand up for some things in this world.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  4. “Life should be lived so vividly and so intensely that thoughts of another life, or of a longer life, are not necessary.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  5. “The Everglades is a test. If we pass it, we may get to keep the planet.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  6. “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
  7. “There must be progress, certainly. But we must ask ourselves what kind of progress we want, and what price we want to pay for it. If, in the name of progress, we want to destroy everything beautiful in our world, and contaminate the air we breathe, and the water we drink, then we are in trouble.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  8. “You can’t conserve what you haven’t got.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “There is always the need to carry on.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  12. “I’m just a tough old woman.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  13. “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
  14. “There is nothing inherently wrong with a brain in your nineties. If you keep it fed and interested, you’ll find it lasts you very well.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  15. “Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades. No matter how poor my eyes are, I can still talk. Ill talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat. Whoever wants me to talk, Ill come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  16. “Conservation is now a dead word.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  17. “I take advantage of everything I can – age, hair, disability – because my cause is just.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  18. “It’s a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  19. “Whoever wants me to talk, I’ll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  20. “The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  21. “I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  22. “No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  23. “There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  24. “I’ll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  25. “Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  26. “No one is satisfied with their life’s work.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  27. “Elizabeth Rothra’s excellent biography of Charles Torrey Simpson restates his philosophies about the intrinsic value of natural ecosystems like the Everglades. No one knew better than he the history of the plants and animals of South Florida or conveyed it with more humor and enthusiasm.” ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

As a young woman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas was outspoken and politically aware of the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements. She was called into a central role in protecting the Everglades when she was 79 years old.

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