About 10,000 years ago we invented agriculture. The following quotes and proverbs all relate to agriculture and the cultivation of crops.
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A dry March, a wet April and a cool May fill barn and cellar and bring much hay.
Traditional prediction of harvest according to the weather.
A hive of bees in May is worth a load of hay.
A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer’s garden.
A lazy man’s farm is the breeding ground for snakes.
A patent on seeds is a patent on freedom. If you have to pay for patented seeds, it’s like being forced to buy your own freedom.
Ka Memong Patayan
A plant is like a self-willed man, out of whom we can obtain all which we desire, if we will only treat him his own way.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A reasonable agriculture would do its best to emulate nature. Rather than change the earth to suit a crop it would diversify its crops to suit the earth.
A root, a stem, a leaf, some means of capturing sunlight and air and making food – in sum, a plant. The green substance of this earth, the chlorophyll, is all summed up in the plants. Without them we perish, all of us who are flesh and blood.
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
A woman’s belly is a garden with many kinds of fruit.
A year of snow, a year of plenty.
Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
African agriculture depends on labor. You can’t produce crops if there is nobody to work on the farms.
After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed.
John Boyd Orr
Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.
Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.
Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.
Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.
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.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us.
Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.
An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.
As is the gardener, such is the garden.
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If you are interested in agriculture and crops, you will also like the World Crops Database.