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30 Agriculture Quotes

Ye rigid Ploughman! bear in mind Your labor is for future hours. Advance! spare not! nor look behind! Plough deep and straight with all your powers!

Richard Hengist Horne Quotes , Source: The Plough

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Adam, well may we labour, still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 205)

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Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age

Alfred Bernhard Nobel Quotes

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The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit. [Lat., Abores serit diligens agricola, quarum adspiciet baccam ipse numquam.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 14)

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The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Society and Solitude--Farming

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Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield: Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke: How jocund did they drive their team a-field! How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 7)

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The life of the husbandman,--a life led by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Jerrold's Wit--The Husbandman's Life

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And he gave it for his opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Gulliver's Travels--Voyage to Brobdingnag (pt. II, ch. CII)

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

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.

Indian Proverb Quotes

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Three acres and a cow.

Jeremy Bentham Quotes , Source: Works (vol. III, p. 448)

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He allows very readily, that the eyes and footsteps of the master are things most salutary to the land. [Lat., Oculos et vestiga domini, res agro saluberrimas, facilius admittit.]

Lucinus Junius Moderatus Columella Quotes , Source: De Re Rustica (IV, 18)

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Happy he who far from business, like the primitive are of mortals, cultivates with his own oxen the fields of his fathers, free from all anxieties of gain. [Lat., Beatus ille qui procul negotiis, Ut prisca gens mortalium, Paterna rura bobus exercet suis, Solutus omni faenore.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epodon (bk. II, 1)

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He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky. [Lat., Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum.]

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: A Land of Plenty

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Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Windsor Forest (l. 39)

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

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: A Land of Plenty

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Ill husbandry lieth In prison for debt: Good husbandry spieth Where profit get. - Thomas Tusser,

Thomas Tusser Quotes , Source: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--Comparing Good Husbandry (ch. LII)

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"Ten acres and a mule."

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: American phrase indicating the expectations of emancipated slaves

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When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.

John Stuart Mill Quotes , Source: Principles of Political Economy (bk. II, ch. VI, sec, V)

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In ancient times, the sacred Plough employ'd The Kings and awful Fathers of mankind: And some, with whom compared your insect-tribes Are but the beings of a summer's day, Have held the Scale of Empire, ruled the Storm Of mighty War; then, with victorious hand, Disdaining little delicacies, seized The Plough, and, greatly independent, scorned All the vile stores corruption can bestow.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 58)

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E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck'd from the brittle stalk the golden grain, Oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th' infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As light straw and rapid stubble fly In dark'ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky.

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: Georgics (I, l. 251)

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Look up! the wide extended plain Is billowy with its ripened grain, And on the summer winds are rolled Its waves of emerald and gold.

William Henry Burleigh Quotes , Source: The Harvest Call (st. 5)

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A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. [Lat., Continua messe senescit ager.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Are Amatoria (III, 82)

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