Agriculture Quotes

Husbandry has in our time been glorified in eloquence which for the most part is vain, endeavouring as it does, to prove a falsity – that the agricutural life is, in itself, favorable to gentle emotions, to sweet thoughtfulness, and to all the human virtues. Agriculture is one of the most exhausting forms of toil, […]

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.

The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them.

Farmers don’t want free trade for a minute. The world’s farmers are going to produce more than people want to eat, and nobody is going to want to face up to that reality.

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to have an early start.

The farmer works the soil – The agriculturist works the farmer.

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands. As long therefore as they can find employment in this line, I would not convert them […]

What a man needs in gardening is a cast iron back, with a hinge in it.

Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people.

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.