To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

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Original Citation

Roosevelt, Theodore. "Seventh Annual Message." Congress Meeting. 3 Dec. 1907. US Capitol Building, Washington, DC, USA. Address.

Current Citation

Roosevelt, Theodore. Quoted in Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery. Written by Steve Nicholls. University of Chicago Press, 2011, ch. 6.