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Some of my favorite Quotes

December 1, 2009

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistications and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a 6-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains. – Anonymous

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them – Bill Vaughan

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves – Mahatma Gandhi

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in – Greek Proverb

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals. – Aldo Leopold

And what is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a farmer, man himself became closely attached to the landscape, firmly rooted to the soil that supported him. – Charles E. Kellogg

To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug – Helen Keller

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  1. jeff Graybill permalink
    January 4, 2010 4:21 pm

    I like your quotes! You must be a deep thinker!

    Check the quote: “A plant whose vistues have not been discovered” – maybe it should be Virtues?

    Do you have a topic in mind for me to write for the Feb. agronomy notes?
    Jeff

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