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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Quotes and Sayings

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Conservation is now a dead word.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I'll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I'm just a tough old woman.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I take advantage of every thing I can -
age,
hair, disability - because my cause is just.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

 

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

The problem of the environment is the extension of
good housekeeping of the thinking woman.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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

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

Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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

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

No one is satisfied with their life's work.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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

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

You have to stand up for some things in this world.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

There is always the need to carry on.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

You can't conserve what you haven't got.
- 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

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 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

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A State without the means of some change is without
the means of its conservation.
- Edmund Burke

If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it,
they can have a great influence on their parents by
lecturing them and pointing the finger.
- Kevin Richardson

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public,
which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
- Arne Jacobsen

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

This is the way federal land management should work.
Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
- Dirk Kempthorne

We have vastly increased the amount of funding that
is available for conservation partnerships.
- Gale Norton

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

Here are the facts we confront.
No one is against conservation.
No one is against alternative fuel sources.
- J. D. Hayworth

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result,
is national efficiency.
- Gifford Pinchot

In addition to the clean coal provisions,
the energy conference agreement contains provisions
instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption.
- Jerry Costello

I think that our cooperative conservation approaches
get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving.
- Gale Norton

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its
resources for the lasting good of men.
- Gifford Pinchot

Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process
had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
- Walther Bothe

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill.
- Jim Costa

Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation
Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
- Sue Kelly

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda
in wildlife conservation at the moment.
- Steve Irwin

I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
- Jim Fowler

Conservation of energy also protects our environment.
- Lamar S. Smith

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States,
especially those situated upon the public lands.
- George William Norris

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation.
Every single cent.
- Steve Irwin

People are not going to care about animal conservation
unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough

What's near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.
- Gale Norton

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is
to get people excited and take them to where they live.
- Steve Irwin

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
- Tom Allen

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes
conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation
further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
- Paul Gillmor

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge;
and what the university itself apparently fails to
see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well,
that society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation.
Efficiency is a big one.
I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars.
They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.
- Daryl Hannah

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate,
having historic conservation levels.
The only people not doing their part is the federal
government that is siding with the energy companies
against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis

I fully support the goal of species protection and
conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately
delisting of species should be the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
- Dennis Cardoza

The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful
force for conservation and,
as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left
than it was growing while I was there!
It must be doing something right.
- David R. Brower

I came here to help make America more competitive and
prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation,
promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development
of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil.
- Greg Walden

We have increased conservation spending,
enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and
redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country,
and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic.
- Sue Kelly

They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization
that was started to protect the great whales particularly,
but in general all marine life around the world.
So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
- Richard Dean Anderson

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean,
renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased
domestic production of oil and gas,
we can build a more secure future for our country.
- Ron Lewis

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children,
working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas,
being passionately involved in conservation,
recycling and solar energy.
- Blythe Danner

The development of civilization and industry in general
has always shown itself so active in the destruction
of forests that everything that has been done for their
conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
- Karl Marx

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything.
For the chance to work on these conservation issues,
to serve my country, to work for this president,
I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public.
The American people do not want our resources preserved
for the exclusive use of the wealthy.
These land and water resources belong to the people,
and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken

I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work
for the Sierra Club in '52,
walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the
Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that.
- David R. Brower

Well, there's no doubt about the fact that,
that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation,
greater energy efficiency, and they also,
of course, play a useful role on the supply side.
- John W. Snow


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