Mud Sayings and Quotes

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

Even mud gives the illusion of depth.     

Marshall McLuhan

No mud can soil us but the mud we throw.     

James Russell Lowell

Give me some mud, and I will paint you a woman's flesh.     

Eugene Delacroix

How can you defame mud when such a beautiful flower grows from it?     


Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.     

Dorothy Parker

If you have live in the mud for a while, you must not resist being a frog for a while!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

All soils are not fertile.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every soil does not produce every material.     

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune

Keep the soil healthy and the bad seed won't grow.     

David Agus

Fertility of the soil is the future of civilization.     

Albert Howard

Where soil is, men grow, Whether to weeds or flowers.     

John Keats

The soil says, don't bring me your need, bring me your seed.     

Jim Rohn

The richest soil, if uncultivated, produces the rankest weeds.     


The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all.     

Wendell Berry

Every time it rains, the soil counts every drop to know exactly how many times to thank to God!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Soil is an almost magical substance, a living system that transforms the materials it encounters     

George Monbiot

Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns; so it is with man's mind.     

Teresa of Avila

The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.     

Jim Rohn

The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.     

Wendell Berry

The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in.     

James Russell Lowell

As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit     

Seneca The Younger

The same soil is good for men and for trees. A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.     

Henry David Thoreau

The most fertile soil does not necessarily produce the most abundant harvest. It is the use we make of our faculties which renders them valuable.     

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Soil with a lot of manure in it produces abundant crops; water that is too clear has no fish. Therefore, enlightened people should maintain the capacity to accept impurities and should not be solitary perfectionists.     

Zicheng Hong

A soil adapted to the growth of plants, is necessarily prepared and carefully preserved; and, in the necessary waste of land which is inhabited, the foundation is laid for future continents, in order to support the system of the living world.     

James Hutton

He who slings mud generally loses ground.     

Adlai Stevenson I

Mud is the most poetical thing in the world.     

Reginald Horace Blyth

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soil is the gift of God to the living.     

Thomas Jefferson