Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotations from notable folks.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our farmers buy everything to raise cotton, and raise cotton to buy everything, and, after going through this treadmill business for years, they lie down and die and leave their families penniless.
Leonidas L. Polk
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes
No race can prosper until it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
Edgar Watson Howe
Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them.
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
Proverbs 20:4 (KJV)
The goal of any farmer, after producing enough to feed his own family, has always been to find the best place to sell the year's crop.
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?
The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
2 Timothy 2:6 (KJV)
Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
John F. Kennedy
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
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