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The Best Quotes About Farming And Farmers

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A list of the best farmers and farming quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous farming and farmers quotes are at the top. Farm life quotes capture the hard work and dedication put in by the many agricultural experts of today and yesteryear, though some farm sayings and farm quotes romanticize this tough way of life. The authors of these historic farming and agriculture quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

Quotes about farmers run the gamut. Notable writers and thinkers like Ralph Waldo Emerson have weighed in on the agrarian way of life, and so have US presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower. What are the best quotes about farming and farmers? What are inspirational farming and farmers quotes? The answers are below, and you just might come across a few funny farm quotes as well!

This list includes notable farming and farmer quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote up your favorites so that the greatest farming and farmers quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite farm quotes and sayings fall to the bottom of the list.

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    Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all. John Greenleaf Whittier

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    I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares. George Washington

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    The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry. Benjamin Franklin

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    When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. Daniel Webster

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it. George Sand

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    Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time. Edgar Watson Howe

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    A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus. E. B. White

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    The master's eye is the best fertilizer. Pliny the Elder

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    It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work. Cato the Elder

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    Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state. Thomas Jefferson

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    Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor. Henry David Thoreau

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    It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil. George Sand

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    Farm policy, although it's complex, can be explained. What it can't be is believed. No cheating spouse, no teen with a wrecked family car, no mayor of Washington, D.C., videotaped in flagrant has ever come up with anything as farfetched as U.S. farm policy. P. J. O'Rourke

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    By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber. Henry David Thoreau

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    Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world. Edwin Markham

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    With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. Bertrand Russell

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    No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer. H. L. Mencken

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