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25 Farming and Homesteading Quotes to Get You Inspired

We all could use a little inspiration at times, and who better to inspire than the people who are doing (or have done) what we’re looking to do?

So, I decided to find the best 25 farming and homesteading quotes out there and make accompanying images for each. These quotes are from famous permaculturists, artists, US presidents, and more, so they’ll definitely carry some merit. This post and the images took me a few hours to put together, so I hope you find at least one of them inspirational!

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1. “There is nothing more convenient than walking out your front door for a fresh, healthy meal.” – Justin Rhodes

2. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier

4. “I make myself rich by making my wants few.” – Henry David Thoreau

5. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

6. “Know your food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen.” – Joel Salatin

7. “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.” – Andy Warhol

8. “Growing food yourself is a great way to ensure you get exactly what you need.” – Justin Rhodes

9. “My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” – Brenda Schoepp

10. “I would rather be on my farm than emperor of the world.” – George Washington

11. “We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.” – Wendell Berry

12. “Raw ingredients trump recipes every time; farmers and ranchers who coax the best from the earth can make any of us appear to be a great cook.” – Judy Rodgers

13. “The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Wal-Mart.” – Joel Salatin

14. “My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.” – Lenny Kravitz

15. “An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.” – C.L. Allen

16. “Farming isn’t something that can be taught. Each plant tells its own story that has to be read repeatedly.” – Kelsey Timmerman

17. “A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.” – Amit Kalantri

18. “Growing your own food gives you control over your ability to feed your family.” – Justin Rhodes

19. “Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man” – George Washington

20. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

21. “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery store, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” – Aldo Leopold

22. “The master’s eye is the best fertilizer.” – Pliny The Elder

23. “Get in your kitchens, buy unprocessed foods, turn off the TV, and prepare your own foods. This is liberating.” – Joel Salatin

24. “Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.” – Henri Alain

25. “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

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