Farm Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old farm quotes, farm sayings, and farm proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn’t know enough to stay in the city.     

S.J. Perelman

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.     

Masanobu Fukuoka

Depending on how you farm, your farm is either sequestering or releasing carbon.     

Michael Pollan

The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe.     

Masanobu Fukuoka

In the city, we work until quitting time. On the farm, we work until the job is finished.     

John Bytheway

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson