65 Natural Resource Quotes On Success In Life

These natural resource quotes will inspire you. Natural resources are resources that exist without any actions of humankind or materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging natural resource quotes, natural resource sayings, and natural resource proverbs.

Best Natural Resource Quotes

  1. “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “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.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  3. “Without natural resources life itself is impossible. From birth to death, natural resources, transformed for human use, feed, clothe, shelter, and transport us. Upon them we depend for every material necessity, comfort, convenience, and protection in our lives. Without abundant resources prosperity is out of reach.” ~ Gifford Pinchot
  4. “Access to natural resources can become a question of survival for many states.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  5. “Until every individual feels personally responsible for the careful planning and the preservation of natural resources, the inexorable destruction will go on.” ~ Eda LeShan
  6. “The earth will continue to regenerate its life sources only as long as we and all the peoples of the world do our part to conserve its natural resources. It is a responsibility which every human being shares. Through voluntary action, each of us can join in building a productive land in harmony with nature.” ~ Gerald R. Ford
  7. “The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  8. “Human beings are going to be relying on natural resources for a long time.” ~ Gale Norton

  9. “Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  10. “The current model is global suicide. We need a revolution. Revolutionary thinking. Revolutionary action. Natural resources are becoming more and more scarce.” ~ Ban Ki-moon
  11. “The people have a vital interest in the conservation of their natural resources; in the prevention of wasteful practices.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  12. “I believe in a sound, strong environmental policy that protects the health of our people and a wise stewardship of our nation’s natural resources.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  13. “I do not intend that our natural resources shall be exploited by the few against the interests of the many.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  14. “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” ~ Ken Robinson
  15. “All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated.” ~ Kofi Annan , Depletion natural resource quotes
  16. “Our greatest natural resources are our hearts and minds, together with those of the people around us.” ~ Diane Dreher
  17. “Our nation’s continued prosperity hinges on our ability to solve environmental problems and sustain the natural resources on which we all depend.” ~ John McCain

  18. “The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  19. “America has a tremendous advantage. We have more natural resources under our feet than any other country. That’s a pretty big statement. We’re blessed. I don’t want to give it up. I don’t want to say oh, okay, we won’t use it.” ~ Donald Trump
  20. “Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.” ~ James Thurber
  21. “Inner resources are like natural resources; they both dry up eventually when the demands on them are heavy.” ~ Sheila Ballantyne

  22. “It seems that almost every time a valuable natural resource is discovered in the world-whether it be diamonds, rubber, gold, oil, whatever-often what results is a tragedy for the country in which they are found. Making matters worse, the resulting riches from these resources rarely benefit the people of the country from which they come.” ~ Edward Zwick
  23. “When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.” ~ Gwen Moore
  24. “If we’ve learned any lessons during the past few decades, perhaps the most important is that preservation of our environment is not a partisan challenge; it’s common sense. Our physical health, our social happiness, and our economic well-being will be sustained only by all of us working in partnership as thoughtful, effective stewards of our natural resources.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  25. “Canada has great natural resources, and its people have the spirit and ability to develop them.” ~ Charles E. Wilson

  26. “It seems the most logical thing in the world to believe that the natural resources of the Earth, upon which the race depends for food, clothing and shelter, should be owned collectively by the race instead of being the private property of a few social parasites.” ~ Ralph Chaplin
  27. “Young people, I happen to believe, are the world’s most precious natural resource.” ~ Nicholas Negroponte
  28. “Water is our most precious and interconnected natural resource. It sustains all ecosystems, communities, and economies from local watersheds to the seas. It’s vital to sustaining our health, safety, and the environments in which we live and work. Simply put, water is life.” ~ Alexandra Cousteau
  29. “There is a delight in the hardy life of the open.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  30. “So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.” ~ Sarah Zettel
  31. “Including the value of natural resources and our social capital in national accounting is a vital step to achieve economic growth that is equitable and sustainable.” ~ Achim Steiner
  32. “From every conceivable angle-economic social, cultural, public health, national defense-conservation of natural resources is an objective on which all should agree.” ~ Hugh Hammond Bennett
  33. “Africa is wealthy in natural resources; the problem is they are not optimally utilized.” ~ Yoweri Museveni

  34. “The illusion that mechanical progress means human improvement … alienates us from our own being and our own reality. It is precisely because we are convinced that our life, as such, is better if we have a better car, a better TV set, better toothpaste, etc., that we condemn and destroy our own reality and the reality of our natural resources. Technology was made for man, not man for technology. In losing touch with being and thus with God, we have fallen into a senseless idolatry of production and consumption for their own sakes.” ~ Thomas Merton
  35. “We live in a world filled with automobiles, highways of the mind, urban disasters, billions of people living on a tiny planet, sharing the diminishing natural resources of the earth.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  36. “As the United States chains itself down with greater debt, China is building relationships across the globe to bolster its trade, its access to natural resources, and its energy consumption. In far too many cases, this means lost opportunities for America and our businesses.” ~ Reince Priebus
  37. “Global warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural resources, and our children’s future. It is clear we must act.” ~ Eliot Spitzer

  38. “In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.” ~ Shimon Peres
  39. “If there is any one duty which more than another we owe it to our children and our children’s children to perform at once, it is to save the forests of this country, for they constitute the first and most important element in the conservation of the natural resources of this country.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt , Conservation natural resource quotes
  40. “Europe is not one of the major powers. And Africa even less so of course. But Africa has what Europe lacks: space, human resources, and natural resources while Europe has the technological innovation that Africa lacks. Together we can become a power which can count in the future.” ~ Abdoulaye Wade
  41. “I do not believe there is a natural resource economics. I believe there is good economics and bad economics.” ~ Milton Friedman

  42. “Typography is not only a technology but is in itself a natural resource or staple, like cotton or timber or radio; and, like any staple, it shapes not only private sense ratios but also
    patterns of communal interdependence.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  43. “The trebling of the population in this small and impoverished country, flowing with milk and honey but not with sufficient water, rich in rocks and sand dunes but poor in natural resources and vital raw materials, has been no easy task: Indeed, practical men, with their eyes fixed upon things as they are, regarded it as an empty and insubstantial utopian dream.” ~ David Ben-Gurion
  44. “This process, this method necessary to man’s survival and prosperity upon the earth, has often been derided as unduly or exclusively “materialistic.” But it should be clear that what has happened in this activity proper to man’s nature is a fusion of “spirit” and matter; man’s mind, using the ideas it has learned, directs his energy in transforming and reshaping matter into ways to sustain and advance his wants and his life. Behind every “produced” good, behind every man-made transformation of natural resources, is an idea directing the effort, a manifestation of man’s spirit.” ~ Murray Rothbard
  45. “The electronic spectrum is the only natural resource in which there’s no such thing as private property rights. You can’t own a piece of the spectrum.” ~ Adrian Cronauer

  46. “You know of our sympathetic interest in this country in Iran’s desire to control its natural resources. From this point of view we were happy to see that the British Government has on its part accepted the principle of nationalization.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  47. “The societies which have achieved the most spectacular broad-based economic progress in the shortest period of time are not the most tightly controlled, not necessarily the biggest in size, or the wealthiest in natural resources. No, what unites them all is their willingness to believe in the magic of the marketplace.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  48. “National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  49. “The rhythm of life is give and take. It is necessary to put things back into the system. To not do that is to foul your own nest – to use up all the natural resources greedily.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  50. “From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard’s duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important.” ~ Russ Carnahan
  51. “I always felt like if you get to a point where you’ve got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that’s related to a natural resource because that’s gonna be here forever – so you might as well invest in something that’s gonna be here, rather than invest in something that’s gonna wear out.” ~ Akon
  52. “Our supplies of natural resources are not finite in any economic sense. Nor does past experience give reason to expect natural resources to become more scarce. Rather, if history is any guide, natural resources will progressively become less costly, hence less scarce, and will constitute a smaller proportion of our expenses in future years.” ~ Julian Simon
  53. “When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers.” ~ Kathleen Blanco

  54. “The G8 nations, together with the five major emerging economies of China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, use almost three-quarters of the Earth’s biocapacity – the capacity of the world’s ecosystems to produce natural resources and to reduce harmful substances.” ~ Sigmar Gabriel
  55. “Colonization means potential immortality for the human genus. Man’s safety on Earth was never great, and it dwindles hourly. Disarmament, even world government, will not guarantee survival in an age when population presses natural resources to the limit and when the knowledge of how to work mischief on a planetary scale is ever more widely diffused among peoples who may grow ever more desperate.” ~ Poul Anderson
  56. “We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands.” ~ Nong ?uc Manh
  57. “Words are humanity’s greatest natural resource, but most of us have trouble figuring out how to put them together. Words aren’t cheap. They are very precious.” ~ Katherine Paterson

  58. “Business often does a good job supporting communities: the arts, universities, and scientific enterprises… But that philosophy has rarely reached poor countries. Even businesses that are enlightened in their home bases see Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia as places to exploit natural resources or use cheap labor.” ~ Jeffrey Sachs
  59. “Were I to make the announcement and to run, the reasons I would run is because I have a great belief in this country [America]. … There’s more natural resources than any nation in the world; the greatest education population in the world; the greatest technology of any country in the world; the greatest capacity for innovation in the world; and the greatest political system in the world.” ~ Edward Kennedy , Greatest natural resource quotes
  60. “In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.” ~ Alfred Armand Montapert
  61. “Our language, one of our most precious natural resources, deserves at least as much protection as our woodlands, streams, and whooping cranes.” ~ James Lipton

  62. “Intellectual property is the oil of the 21 century. Look at the richest men a hundred years ago; they all made their money extracting natural resources or moving them around. All today’s richest men have made their money out of intellectual property.” ~ Mark Getty
  63. “It is important to recognize that behind the razzmatazz of consumerism, we all remain dependent on basic natural resources – land, air, water and biodiversity – for every product and service. There can be no free lunch on the environment.” ~ Klaus Topfer
  64. “No despot ever flung forth his legions to die in foreign conquest, no privilege-ruled nation ever erupted across its borders, to lock in death embrace with another, but behind them loomed the driving power of a population too large for its boundaries and its natural resources.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  65. “There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what’s best for us.” ~ Lisa Murkowski

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