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Farming And Farmers Quotes

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.

Author: Edwin Markham (1852-1940)

Profession: American Poet and Editor

No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

The master's eye is the best fertilizer.

Author: Pliny The Elder

Profession: Roman Neophatonist

The land too poor for any other crop, is best for raising men.

Author: R. Pocock


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.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

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.

Author: George Sand (1804-1876)

Profession: French Novelist

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.

Author: George Sand (1804-1876)

Profession: French Novelist

Farmers are philosophical. They have learned that it is less wearing to shrug than to beat their breasts.

Author: Ruth Stout


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.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

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

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

The farmer works the soil. The agriculturalist works the farmer.

Author: Eugene F. Ware

Profession: American Lawyer, Poet

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.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

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

Author: Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

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.

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Profession: American Poet, Reformer, Author