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Agriculture Quotes

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A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage.

Agriculture for an honorable and high-minded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.

Agriculture is the foundation of manufactures, since the productions of nature are the materials of art.

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

Command large fields, but cultivate small ones.

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man.

In a moral point of view, the life of the agriculturist is the most pure and holy of any class of men; pure, because it is the most healthful, and vice can hardly find time to contaminate it; and holy, because it brings the Deity perpetually before his view, giving him thereby the most exalted notions of supreme power, and the most endearing view of the divine benignity.

In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.

Let the farmer forevermore be honored in his calling, for they who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.

Praise a large domain, cultivate a small estate.

The farmers are the founders of civilization and prosperity.

The first three men in the world were a gardener, a ploughman, and a grazier; and if any object that the second of these was a murderer, I desire him to consider that as soon as he was so, he quitted our profession, and turned builder.

The frost is God's plough which he drives through every inch of ground in the world, opening each clod, and pulverizing the whole.

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.

Trade increases the wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land.

We may talk as we please of lilies, and lions rampant, and spread eagles in fields of d'or or d'argent, but if heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in the field arable would be the most noble and ancient arms.

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. See quote detail

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.