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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, speech before the Colorado Live Stock Association, Denver, Colorado, August 29, 1910.—Roosevelt, The New Nationalism, p. 52 (1910).

This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol.
SUBJECTS: Conservation