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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 (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.

George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.

George Sand (1804-1876) French Romantic writer.

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It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.

George Sand (1804-1876) French Romantic writer.

Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

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