Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.
— Egyptian Proverbs

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
D. H. Lawrence manure quote

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
— J. Paul Getty

He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
— Moliere

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
— manure quotation by Thomas Jefferson