Harvest Sayings and Quotes

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

Your character is the harvest of your habits.     

Adrian Rogers

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.     

Bill Meyer

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year. It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.     

Billy Graham

I don't do much more than organise other people's ideas and insights and thoughts, and sort of harvest them, and inventory them and present them.     

Chuck Palahniuk

The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.     


Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.     

Douglas William Jerrold

And thus of all my harvest-hope I have Nought reaped but a weedy crop of care.     

Edmund Spenser

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.     

Edwin Way Teale

When so rich a harvest is before us, why do we not gather it? All is in our hands if we will but use it.     

Elizabeth Ann Seton

Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.     

Ellen G. White

The harvest of this world is to the resolute, and he that is infirm of purpose is ground betwixt the upper and the nether millstone.     

Eric Rucker Eddison

For believe me: The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is to live dangerously.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.     

Galatians 6:9

Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not.     

George Whitefield

There must be labor, incessant and constant, if there is to be a harvest.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.     

Henry David Thoreau

The seeds of freedom which are ever rejuvenescent in themselves, have now been scattered where despotism and tyranny ranked and ruled, will be watered by the enlivening dews of God's clemency, till the reapers abolitionists shall shout the harvest home.     

Henry McNeal Turner

The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.     

Jim Rohn

Don't be so shortsighted and so ingrown that if it doesn't happen right now, you're not going to be happy. No, you are sowing seeds that will reap a great harvest for generations to come.     

Joel Osteen

That a lawsuit is a suit for life. He that sows his grain upon marble will have many a hungry belly before his harvest.     

John Arbuthnot

The zest of life lies in right doing, not in the garnered harvest.     

John Lancaster Spalding

When the sappy boughs Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Of future harvest.     

John Phillips

I grew up on a farm. We learned that there was a season to plant, a season to water, and season to harvest. The planting and watering could be laborious, but without those stages there would never be a harvest.     

John Wooden

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security and divine guidance and your mind will be productive of happiness.     

Joseph Murphy

Autumn is the harvest of greedy death.     


Who would have guessed it possible that waiting is sustainable. A place with its own harvest.     

Kay Ryan

You should first follow the plow if you want to dance the harvest jig.     

Ken Follett

Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.     

Kent Nerburn

Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life.     

Khurram Murad

Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop.     

Kurt Von Schleicher

The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong, Hope starves without a crumb; But God's time is our harvest time, And that is sure to come.     

Lewis J. Bates

If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present.     

Mairead Corrigan

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.     

Mary Morrissey

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.     

Orison Swett Marden

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.     

Paul the Apostle

When we postpone the harvest, the fruit rots, but when we postpone our problems, they keep on growing.     

Paulo Coelho

He who sows, even with tears, the precious seed of faith, hope, and love, shall doubtless come again with joy, bring his sheaves with him, because it is in the very nature of that seed, to yield, under the kindly influence secured to it, a joyful harvest.     

Richard Cecil

The strength of opening manhood is never so well employed, as, after the example of our Apostle himself, in practising subserviency to God's revealed will, and in triumphing over its spiritual enemies: it lends a grace and a beauty to religion, and produces an abundant harvest of good works and of glory to God.     

Richard Mant

To plow is to pray; To plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfills.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Even in the business of corporations honesty is the best policy, and the companies that have acted in accordance with the highest standard, other things being equal, have reaped the richest harvest.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

I consider the success of my day based on the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

The farmer has patience and trusts the process. He just has the faith and deep understanding that through his daily efforts, the harvest will come.And then one day, almost out of nowhere, it does.     

Robin Sharma

Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, says THIS truth, you harvest what you sow. With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love.     


Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies.     

Sharon Kay Penman

Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.     

Stephen Covey

The only thing that endures over time is the 'Law of the Farm.' You must prepare the ground, plant the seed, cultivate, and water if you expect to reap the harvest.     

Stephen Covey

The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.     


Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.     

W.E.B Du Bois

The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.     

Wendell Phillips

Prayer is the only adequate way to multiply our efforts fast enough to reap the harvest God desires.     

Wesley L Duewel

Don't envy the harvest of the rich. Envy their planting.     

Bo Sanchez

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.     

B. C. Forbes

We reap what we sow. Choose what you nourish carefully.     


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.     

Og Mandino

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.     

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Every season has an end~for a harvest to begin. Embrace the process!     

Prophetess Dina Rolle

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.     

Meister Eckhart

Honor the hands that harvest your crops.     

Dolores Huerta

Only the people who are working the victory by faith will experience the joy of harvest.     

Sunday Adelaja

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.     

Austin O'Malley

It is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest.     

Albert Schweitzer

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.     

James Allen

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.     

William Blake

Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant.     

Rhonda Byrne

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

No one ever sowed the grain of generosity who gathered not up the harvest of the desire of his heart.     


The reaper does not listen to the harvest.     

Terry Pratchett

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When it is time to sow, sow and when it is time to harvest, you will harvest. Obey this rule.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Our task is to harvest from the mortal world fruits for the immortal.     

Rudolf Steiner

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

While there may be many things in life you wish to harvest not every seed you plant will grow.     

Rasheed Ogunlaru

We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.     

Orison Swett Marden

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.     

David Bly

You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest.     

Scott Reed

Your attitudes, action, reactions and expectations are harboured in the power of your thoughts. Think positively and you will smile at the harvest time.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Keep expecting and believing that your due season is coming. Declare that the good you have harvested in your life will manifest.     

Germany Kent

Harvest is a joyful time of gathering the produce of the land.     

Sunday Adelaja

Do not measure success by today's harvest. Measure success by the seeds you plant today.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

You reap what you sow: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.     

Grant M. Bright

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.     

Torquato Tasso