What Other Men Think of Farming

  1. “The first and most respectable of all arts is agriculture.”-Roseau.
  2. “Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor to man.”-Daniel Webster.
  3. “Of all occupations from which gain is secured, there is none better than agriculture, nothing more productive, nothing sweeter, nothing more worthy of a free man.”-Cicero.
  4. “Husbandry supplieth all things necessary for food.”-Spencer.
  5. “Tis sweet to spend one’s time in the cultivation of the field.”-Ovid.
  6. “Farmers and their families make up about 30 percent of our population. They exceed in number any other group engaged in one general industry.”-Henry G. Wallace.
  7. The agricultural population produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens that least given of all to evil designs.”-Cato.
  8. “The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.”-Emerson.
  9. “Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”-George Eliot.
  10. “The plow is to pray-to plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfills.”-R. G. Ingersoll.

–courtesy of Tom Giessel

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