Quotes: agriculture

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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
    Source: The Demon-Haunted World : Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) Ch. 1 : The Most Precious Thing
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
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    Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
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    If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
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    In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
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    In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws.
  • Cary Fowler
    Cary Fowler
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    It is impossible to talk about slowing climate change without talking about reducing CO2 emissions. Equally, it is impossible to talk about adapting to climate change without considering how we will feed ourselves. And it is out of the question that we can adapt agriculture without conserving crop diversity.
  • One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.
  • Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel
    Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist 1833-1896
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    Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
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    The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
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