Agriculture Quotes

Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health. - Paul Chatfield


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


It is a maxim universally agreed upon in agriculture, that nothing must be done too late; and again, that everything must be done at its proper season; while there is a third precept which reminds us that opportunities lost can never be regained. - Pliny the Elder


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


Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one. - Jim Hightower


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


For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture. - Cicero


A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. - Ovid


Praise a large domain cultivate a small estate. - Virgil


Blessed be agriculture! If one does not have too much of it. - Charles Dudley


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


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



A field is the most just possession for men. For what nature requires it carefully bears: barley, oil, wine, figs, honey. Silver-plate and purple will do for the tragedians, not for life. - — Philemon


Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history. - Carl Sagan


The first steps in Agriculture, Astronomy, Zoology, (those first steps which the farmer, the hunter, and the sailor take,) teach that nature's dice are always loaded; that in her heaps and rubbish are concealed sure and useful results. - Ralph Waldo Emerson