Farm and Farming Quotes

By | October 26, 2009
  • A farmer should not ride the king’s horse.~ Yiddish Proverb
  • A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.~ Elwyn Brooks White
  • A warrior dies in battle; a mountain climber on the rocks, but a farmer dies of old age.~ New Zealander Proverb
  • Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns’ people worry all the time.~ Edgar Watson Howe
  • Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  • If the farmer is poor then so is the whole country.~ Polish Proverb
  • Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.~ Henri Alain
  • Like a gardener I believe what goes down must come up.~ Lynwood L.Giacomini
  • Manure is the farmer’s gold.~ Estonian Proverb
  • No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer.~ H. L. Mencken
  • Schoolmaster, stick to your books; farmer, to your pigs.~ Chinese Proverb
  • Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.~ Goethe
  • The chicken that stays in the farmyard, will peck the crumbs.~ Portuguese Proverb
  • The corn is not choked by the weeds but by the negligence of the farmer.~ Chinese Proverb
  • The farmer grows the corn, but the bear eats it.~ Nepalese Proverb
  • The farmer hopes for rain, the walker hopes for sunshine, and the gods hesitate.~ Chinese Proverb
  • The farmer is a born philosopher, the aristocrat has to learn how.~ Polish Proverb
  • 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 farmer works the soil. The agriculturalist works the farmer.~ Eugene F. Ware
  • The land too poor for any other crop, is best for raising men.~ R. Pocock
  • The master’s eye is the best fertilizer.~ Pliny The Elder
  • There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.~ Bill Bryson
  • There is no worse devil than a farmer who wants to be a gentleman.~ Lithuanian Proverb
  • Two farmers each claimed to own a certain cow. While one pulled on its head and the other pulled on its tail, the cow was milked by the lawyer.~ Hebrew Proverb
  • What the farmer does not know he doesn’t eat.~ German Proverb
  • When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.~ Daniel Webster


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