Agriculture Quotes

Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.

Indian Proverb

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.

Samuel Johnson

Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement.

Christopher Bond

Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.


True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.

G. K. Chesterton

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman

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

African agriculture depends on labor. You can't produce crops if there is nobody to work on the farms.

Annmarie Kormawa

Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.

Michael Pollan

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.

Xun Zi

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.

Arthur Keith

Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production.

Ralph Merkle

Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production.

David Ricardo

Agriculture, manufacturers, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.

Thomas Jefferson

The real work of men was hunting meat. The invention of agriculture was a giant step in the wrong direction, leading to serfdom, cities, and empire. From a race of hunters, artists, warriors, and tamers of horses, we degraded ourselves to what we are now: clerks, functionaries, laborers, entertainers, processors of information

Edward Abbey
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