124 Farm Quotes to Inspire and Uplift Your Agricultural Journey

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The Most Famous Farm Quotes (Best in 2024)

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If farming were to be organised like the stock market, a farmer would sell his farm in the morning when it was raining, only to buy it back in the afternoon when the sun came out. — John Maynard Keynes

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods. — Henry Beston

Be a gentleman farmer. — Juvenal

Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away. — Walt Whitman

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age. — Bill Bryson

As many of you know, I came from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one - it's a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. — Nancy Pelosi

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton. — Sam Donaldson

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. — Aldo Leopold

It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work. — Cato The Elder

Short Farm Quotes

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  • Family over friends, because real friends are family — Drake
  • The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo
  • Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose. — Mike Johanns
  • I saw something nasty in the woodshed. — Stella Gibbons
  • There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons
  • She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while eating an apple. — Stella Gibbons
  • The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style — Stella Gibbons
  • We must sow even after a bad harvest. — Danish Proverbs
  • Choose wild-caught seafood over farm-raised. — Steven Gundry
  • Nature is all very well in her place, but she must not be allowed to make things untidy. — Stella Gibbons

Top 10 Farm Quotes

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Family over friends, because real friends are family — Drake

I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children. — Dolores Huerta

We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays and we hate him! — Hank Williams, Jr.

As many of you know, I came from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one - it's a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. — Nancy Pelosi

The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo

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? — Hermann Goring

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? — Hermann Goering

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. — Masanobu Fukuoka

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Farm Image Quotes

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Farm quote by Stella Gibbons

There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons

Farm quote by Stella Gibbons

Happiness can never hope to command so much interest as distress. — Stella Gibbons

Animal Farm Quotes

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Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals. — Aldo Leopold

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? — George Orwell

Factory farming is terrible for the environment—not to mention that it's gross. The best thing you can do, if you think about it, is to become a vegetarian and just spread the word. The world would change for the better for animals, humans, and the planet if everyone took that step. — Christofer Drew

No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good. — Howard Lyman

Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops. — Laura Mennell

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat. — Kim Basinger

I don't like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don't like factory farming. I'm not an advocate for the meat industry. — Anthony Bourdain

If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again. — James Cromwell

But the changes triggered by the rapid industrialization of farmed foods were severely damaging. Within just a few generations of eating this stuff, modern humans became the worst breathers in Homo history, the worst breathers in the animal kingdom. — James Nestor

In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules. — Tina Turner

Cold Comfort Farm Quotes

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He was, she reflected, almost rudely like a tortoise; and she was glad her friend kept none as pets or they might have suspected mockery. — Stella Gibbons

One of the disadvantages of almost universal education was the fact that all kinds of persons acquired a familiarity with one's favorite writers. It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one's dressing gown. — Stella Gibbons

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Happiness can never hope to command so much interest as distress. — Stella Gibbons

There are some things (like first love and one’s first reviews) at which a woman in her middle years does not care to look too closely. — Stella Gibbons

You have the most revolting Florence Nightingale complex,' said Mrs. Smiling. It is not that at all, and well you know it. On the whole, I dislike my fellow beings; I find them so difficult to understand. But I have a tidy mind and untidy lives irritate me. Also, they are uncivilized. — Stella Gibbons

Surely she had endured enough for one evening without having to listen to intelligent conversation? — Stella Gibbons

That would be delightful,' agreed Flora, thinking how nasty and boring it would be. — Stella Gibbons

I do not object to the phenomena, but I do object to the parrot. — Stella Gibbons

By god, DH Lawrence was right when he said there must be a dumb, dark, dull, bitter belly-tension between a man and a woman, and how else could this be achieved save in the long monotony of marriage? — Stella Gibbons

A straight nose is a great help if one wishes to look serious'. — Stella Gibbons

Farm Girl Quotes

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I am a gay, Christian, farm girl from Kansas who sang Country Music and I did the very best I could do - to know God and to share God. — Chely Wright

Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find. — Veronica Lake

A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand. — Christopher Columbus

Blue Jeans? They should be worn by farm girls milking cows! — Yves Saint Laurent

I grew up like a lot of country boys and girls do - amongst the pine trees, dirt roads, farms, mules and people who were real. — Josh Turner

There's a whole split personality thing of being a farm girl and a rock and roll girl. — Kate Pierson

I've always considered myself a physical person. I don't call myself a farm girl, but I did spend a lot of years shoveling manure and throwing hay, because I worked to pay most of my riding expenses. — Eleanor Mondale

The strong smells I remember are all floral. There's nothing like a farm rose to take you back to the mountains and the meadows. I'm a mountain girl, a meadow girl, so I feel very close to that. — Amanda Seyfried

When I was on 'All My Children,' we did a thing for 'Seventeen Magazine' where a girl won a date. I went to her prom with her in Alabama, and she was a sweetheart. I didn't move to Alabama and I didn't buy a farm there, but we still keep in touch. — Josh Duhamel

State Farm Quotes

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I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right. — Paul Wellstone

In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income. — Tom Vilsack

The small landholders are the most precious part of a state. — Thomas Jefferson

We don't have a farm-to-table food safety system. I keep saying this. It came as a big surprise to the FDA that tomatoes were being grown in the United States, sent to Mexico for packing, and then sent back. I mean, they had no idea that our food chain worked like this. — Marion Nestle

Across the San Joaquin Valley, across California, across the entire Southwest of the United States, wherever there are Mexican people, wherever there are farm workers, our movement is spreading like flames across a dry plain. — Cesar Chavez

I sing Connecticut, her charms / Of rivers, orchards, blossoming ridges. / I sing her gardens, fences, farms, / Spiders and midges. — Phyllis Mcginley

Ninety-nine percent of all land animals eaten or used to produce milk and eggs in the United States are factory farmed. So although there are important exceptions, to speak about eating animals today is to speak about factory farming. — Jonathan Safran Foer

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it's not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean. — David Jones

Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming. — Arthur Capper

I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics. — Jeff Flake

Farmhouse Quotes

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What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. — Tommy Lee Jones

I pray like a robber asking alms at the door of a farmhouse to which he is ready to set fire. — Leon Bloy

When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse. — Ben Nelson

I once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Why does moisture ruin leather? Aren't cows outside a lot of the time? When it's raining, do cows go up to the farmhouse, "Let us in! We're all wearing leather! Open the door! We're going to ruin the whole outfit here!" — Jerry Seinfeld

US special forces are closing in on Saddam Hussain but they're afraid to go in. He's hiding out in Tony Martin's farmhouse. — Patrick Kielty

The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother's front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister's farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen's screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse. — Andre Leon Talley

On my first evening in the back country, I skipped down the porch steps of the farmhouse-leaving my father inside and the radio playing and my small suitcase decorated with neon flower stickers unpacked-and wandered towards the upside-down school bus I'd spied from an upstairs window. — Mitch Cullin

To look out of a car in Scania, you see a painting on the horizontal - one windmill, one tiny farmhouse, acres of beet or grass. — Kenneth Branagh

Im from northern Virginia, but I grew up next to the West Virginia border, so it was hills and farmland. We had that sense of adventure you get from growing up around old farmhouses and lazy, rolling hills, you know? — Hilarie Burton

The undulent landscape looks serene in every direction. Honey-colored farmhouses, gently placed in hollows, rise like thick loaves of bread set out to cool. — Frances Mayes

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More Farm Quotes

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An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing. — Vandana Shiva

After traveling through fourteen foreign countries and appearing before all the royalty and nobility I have only one wish today. That is that when my eyes are closed in death that they will bury me back in that quiet little farm land where I was born. — Annie Oakley

There are 6.6 billion people on the planet today. With organic farming we could only feed four billion of them. Which two billion would volunteer to die? — Norman Borlaug

Of all the advantages of farming, the most fundamental and consequential is that more calories allow people to have bigger families, leading to population growth. But larger populations and their effects on human settlement patterns also fostered new kinds of infectious diseases. Without a doubt, these diseases have been and remain the most devastating of the evolutionary mismatches caused by the Agricultural Revolution. — Daniel Lieberman

I learned some invaluable lessons in Nashville that apply to both farming and show business: Do not corner something you know is meaner than you; keep skunks of all kinds at a distance; if you forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads. — Willie Nelson

All I ever wanted was a Virginia farm, no end of cream and fresh butter and fried chicken - not one fried chicken, or two, but unlimited fried chicken. — Robert E. Lee

We all have hometown appetites. Every other person is a bundle of longing for the simplicities of good taste once enjoyed on the farm or in the hometown left behind. — Clementine Paddleford

Farming is often viewed as an old-fashioned way of life, but from an evolutionary perspective, it is a recent, unique, and comparatively bizarre way to live. — Daniel Lieberman

Until COVID, I thought that free speech was a protected fundamental right guaranteed to all citizens of the United States of America by the Bill of Rights. Having been assigned core texts like 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and The Trial and Death of Socrates in fourth and fifth grade as a “gifted and talented” student in the California school system of the time, I believed there was no way anything like what was written in those books could happen here in the USA during the 21st century. — Robert W. Malone

When Bitcoin gets to $150k, I will buy The Hamptons and convert it to sleepaway camps for kids, working farms and low-cost housing. — Chamath Palihapitiya

The Homestead Act of 1862 awarded 160 acres of federally owned land to anyone who farmed it for five years and paid a small fee. — Tim Marshall

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. — Oprah Winfrey

A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts. — Antoine Lavoisier

The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place. — David R. Brower

I love the Midwest. I think about it every day. I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest, in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado. — Joe Lando

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now. — Mark Bittman

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occurred in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living. — Stella Gibbons

Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen. — Dick Armey

Life on a small farm might seem primitive, but by living such a life we become able to discover the Great Path. I believe that one who deeply respects his neighborhood and everyday world in which he lives will be shown the greatest of all worlds. — Masanobu Fukuoka

In Conclusion

Quotes about farms can also highlight the sense of community that prevails in rural areas. They reflect the close-knit relationships that farmers have with their neighbors and the mutual support that exists among them. These quotes often evoke images of rolling fields, bountiful harvests, and the satisfaction that comes from working the land. They remind us of the resilience and perseverance of those who dedicate their lives to farming, as well as the enduring beauty and significance of this way of life.

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