It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth, Ohio.
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
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Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
The master's eye is the best fertilizer.
When tillage begins, other arts follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
One of the happiest days of my life is when I made five or six hundred pesos from a crop of watermelons I raise all on my own.
Like a gardener I believe what goes down must come up.
Farming with live animals is a 7 day a week, legal form of slavery.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
Farce treats the improbable as probable, the impossible as possible.
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.
The great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies.
Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms, and grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, like other farmers, flourish and complain.
The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.
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.
He who has led you so far will guide you further.
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.
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.
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.
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.
Bowed by the weight of centuries he leansUpon his hoe and gazes on the ground,The emptiness of ages in his face,And on his back the burden of the world.Who made him dead to rapture and despair,A thing that grieves not and that never hopes,Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw?Whose was the hand that slanted back this brow?Whose breath blew out the light within this brain?
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.
Only those who will risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.
No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer.
Farm policy, although it's complex, can be explained.
What it can't be is believed. No cheating spouse, no teen with a wrecked family car, no mayor of Washington, D.C., videotaped in flagrant has ever come up with anything as farfetched as U.S. farm policy.
The land too poor for any other crop, is best for raising men.
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.
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.
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.
We should measure welfare's success, by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
Farmers are philosophical. They have learned that it is less wearing to shrug than to beat their breasts.
Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.
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.
The farmer works the soil. The agriculturalist works the farmer.
To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe,to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life -this is the commonest delight of the race,the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
I've always said I want a farmer, not a hunter.
Hunters go for the kill and they move on. A farmer nurtures; he watches things grow.
Focus on how far you've come not how far you have to go.
A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
The return makes one love the farewell.
The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.
Parity is for farmers.
Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?
I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice.
There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.
Youth sees too far to see how near it is To seeing farther.
I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.
Growing Greener doesn't produce money for farmland preservation or open space preservation.
It seems the farther away we are from Hollywood, the better the ratings.