Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
Author: Henri Alain
There is, of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead. Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.
Author: Fawn M. Brodie (1915-1981)
Profession: American Biographer
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
Author: Bill Bryson
Profession: American Author
It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
Author: Cato The Elder
Profession: Roman Statesman, Orator
Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, like other farmers, flourish and complain.
Author: George Crabbe (1754-1832)
Profession: British Clergyman, Poet
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA
The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
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.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.
Author: Hamlin Garland
Like a gardener I believe what goes down must come up.
Author: Lynwood L. Giacomini
He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone.
Author: Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945)
Profession: American Novelist
Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
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.
Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Profession: Third President of the USA
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA