• WordNet 3.6
    • n resourcefulness the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation "a man of great resourcefulness"
    • n resourcefulness the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems "a man of resource"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • n resourcefulness The state or character of being resourceful.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    “Children are our most valuable natural resource.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”


In literature:

The conservation of natural resources was also taken up as a fixed policy.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Yet this resource is neglected because its special province is not understood.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
They believed in the superior efficacy of a political party, and to its upbuilding they gave their energies and resources.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
He found in England the sea power he needed, and used the resources of Holland for the land war.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
What new resources of confusion had ten years and a tour around the world developed in her?
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
It has destroyed every resource of the state which depends upon opinion and the good-will of individuals.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
She began at once to adjust herself to the new conditions and examine her resources.
"The Living Present" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
How this unfailing resource contrasts with the heedless behaviour of the enemy!
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The case was not beyond my skill, but all medicinal resources were beyond my reach.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
For he certainly displayed resourcefulness, humor, a historic sense, and the gift of molding the wills of men.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon

In poetry:

To claim resource from them whose own resource
Was pittance this you came here to do,
And give for what you gained
Your season of bright youth:
"A Saint" by Padraic Colum
Jim once tracked his way in a snowstorm,
Many thanks to his own resources,
He found a clue there, not hoofs nor horsehair,
But the evidence proved they were horses.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
'T will rise in the blaze of its splendour —
'T will roll thro' its luminous course ;—
In grief, cheering comfort 't will render—
Thy lasting and brilliant resource.
"The last time I stood" by Mary Anne Browne
If the old serpent has transfix'd thy soul
With sin's keen sting, thou'rt gone beyond resource,
Or nothing in the world can make thee whole,
'Till to the brazen One thou hast recourse.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
No sorrow e'er disturbs the rest,
That dwells within the lonely grave;
Thou best resource, the wo-wrung breast
E'er ask'd of Heav'n, or Heav'n e'er gave!
Ah then, farewell, vain world, with joy
I die the happy Negro-boy!
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
But just in time the thought occurred to me
That England commonly commits her course
To men as good at heart as even we
And possibly much richer in resource;
That we had better mind our own affairs
And leave these gentlemen to manage theirs.
"To Mr. William Watson" by Sir Owen Seaman

In news:

Spirit of a Nation Additional Web and Print Resources.
On June 30, the Union City Library launched its innovative language resource program, American English for Women.
Idaho Department of Water Resource Director Gary Spackman says the severe penalty is part of the agency's strict message to those who try to use the state's valuable resource illegally.
In commemoration of the occasion, I would like to point readers to several excellent resources on the topic.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 109 wolves have been taken.
He is the company's vice president of human resources.
401(k)s) taxes investors' cognitive resources, which leads to reliance on more simplified diversification strategies.
For most of his 34-year career in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers inspect a black bear they tranquilized on the University of Tennessee campus on Sunday morning.
Today clients wish to retain law firms which are able to bring diverse resources to bear on their diverse needs.
A search on Google produced no resources from third-party providers.
Michael J Dyer, chairman of the board of directors for Your Aging Resource Center.
Channeled Resources Group (CRG) has announced that Tim Isbell and Mario Salamanca have been promoted to industry managers.
Resources are limited, so shippers must become more resourceful.
Rural Resources celebrated its 15th anniversary on Saturday with the 2008 Farm Arts Festival on the Rural Resources Farm at 2870 Holley Creek Road.

In science:

The decision for this can be either resource-driven, where only a subset of the cluster nodes have the appropriate resources, or it can be user-driven, where the user defines the failover order a priori.
Cluster Computing White Paper
While RDF provides the model for describing resources and relationships between them, it does not support any mechanism for declaring properties or relationships between properties and other resources.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
The time and space resources needed for computation, and in particular how the resources scale with the problem size, are the subject of complexity theory.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The $G13 and $G11 models can thus be thought of as opposite extremes in this respect, i.e. the first mimics extremely tightly-limited resources while the second mimics infinite resources.
Designing agent-based market models
This in turn means that instead of the degree of trending being controlled by the level of initial resource allocation n, it is instead determined by n/γ , since this effectively determines the number of trades agents can make in any trending period before hitting the boundary of their capital resources.
Designing agent-based market models