Land Sayings and Quotes

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


Give the man a land, he'll bury himself in it.     

Ljupka Cvetanova

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.     

Elmer Davis

The land was ours before we were the land's.     

Robert Frost

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.     

Joseph Conrad

Where water is boss, the land must obey.     

African Proverb

The fields are black and ploughed, and they lie like a great fan before us, with their furrows gathered in some hand beyond the sky, spreading forth from that hand, opening wide apart as they come toward us, like black pleats that sparkle with thin, green spangles.     

Ayn Rand

Land really is the best art.     

Andy Warhol

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.     

Bertolt Brecht

A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history.     

Abram Joseph Ryan

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.      

Aldo Leopold

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.     

Adam Smith

Land monopoly is not the only monopoly which exists, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly.     

Winston Churchill

The land is full of the ocean's misfits.     

Anthony T. Hincks

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.     

Martin Luther King Jr

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.      

Thomas Huxley

Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.     

Stephen Gardiner

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.      

Neil Abercrombie

Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals.     

Aldo Leopold

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.     

Leonard Cohen

In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.     

Rudolf Arnheim

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Men did not make the earth... It is the value of the improvements only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property. ... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds.     

Thomas Paine

In the land of the dying, sentences go unfinished, you know how they're going to end.     

Daniel Wallace

The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air — it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.     

Henry George

We have an arsenal of ideas about land use possibly as dangerous to human life on the planet as the use of nuclear arms.     

Janet Kauffman

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the forest and mine the farm. The land is one organism.     

Aldo Leopold

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.     

Shimon Peres

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.      

Les Brown

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything.     

Margaret Mitchell