"I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build."
--John D. Rockefeller
Added by Michael on February 25, 2010 at 4:06pm —
"Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire."
Added by Michael on February 10, 2010 at 4:17pm —
"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."
--Albert Einstein Continue
Added by Michael on January 18, 2010 at 10:29am —
"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. "
Henry Ford Continue
Added by Michael on September 25, 2009 at 1:07pm —
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
--Richard Bach Continue
Added by Michael on September 23, 2009 at 1:20pm —
"We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it."
--Lyndon B. Johnson Continue
Added by Michael on September 8, 2009 at 1:23pm —
"Don't be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with the wind."
--Hamilton Wright Mabie,
Added by Michael on May 12, 2009 at 3:56pm —
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
Added by Michael on April 28, 2009 at 4:17pm —
There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means - either will do - the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and prosperous or young and in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But if you are… Continue
Added by Michael on March 25, 2009 at 7:49am —
"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew."
--Herb Caen Continue
Added by Michael on March 12, 2009 at 3:47pm —
Here are some political cartoons that I found on slate.com. Hope you enjoy them.…
Added by Michael on March 11, 2009 at 7:33am —
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
Added by Michael on February 4, 2009 at 11:36am —
I just finished re-reading the book Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas by Lawrence Svobida. This book is a first hand account (written by a farmer) of farming in southwest Kansas during the dust bowl years. I am sure that many farmers can relate to this story, especially people who have dealt with droughts. I could personally identify with Svobida about year after year of crop failure due to drought, because that was my fate when I first started farming. This book is an… Continue
Added by Michael on January 9, 2009 at 7:30am —
There is not a morning that I don't look out my window and think how lucky I am that I have the luxury of beautiful unobstructed views of my sunrise. No clutter, no noise, just the open countryside and me. I truly feel blessed that the lord has let me be part of a profession of growing food. I take great pride in planting and watching my crops mature till harvest. Even in the bad years it’s a profession in which I can say that I work for every dollar and its good honest work! Overall it’s a… Continue
Added by Michael on December 7, 2008 at 8:09pm —
"The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When one eats, one should not forget those who till the fields.
Added by Michael on November 25, 2008 at 2:00pm —
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Added by Michael on November 21, 2008 at 7:45am —
Here is two more.....
"There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbours. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous… Continue
Added by Michael on November 19, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I came across a few good ag quotes. I will try and update and post new ones when I have time.
"Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people"
"When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. "
Added by Michael on November 18, 2008 at 8:00am —