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The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
D. H. Lawrence
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.
They think they can make fuel from horse manure - now, I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
Money is like manure: if you don't spread it around, nothing grows.
We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure.
The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much money every day in the season, without calves and lambs, and without the manure, which all return corn and fruit.
My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts.
What do I really think? What do I believe in, without the horse manure?
Well, I can do certain jobs because smells don't bother me. But that means I'm usually the one at the ranch cleaning up all the manure.
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
My father left Ireland because he did not want to muck horse manure for the rest of his life, and he wanted to come to New York.
Many cows are fed a high-protein diet, which creates a more liquid manure that is easier to spray on fields.
Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind.
Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
The corncob was the central object of my life. My father was a horse handler, first trotting and pacing horses, then coach horses, then work horses, finally saddle horses. I grew up around, on, and under horses, fed them, shoveled their manure, emptied the mangers of corncobs.
China's use of 'night soil,' as the Chinese rightly call a manure that is collected after dark, is probably the reason that its soils are still healthy after four millennia of intensive agriculture, while other great civilizations - the Maya, for one - floundered when their soils turned to dust.
I've always considered myself a physical person. I don't call myself a farm girl, but I did spend a lot of years shoveling manure and throwing hay, because I worked to pay most of my riding expenses.
We can move water easily with plastic pipes. We can move shade around with nursery cloth like a tinker toy for animals and plants. Yet we have developed this necessity to grow food with chemical fertiliser because we have forgotten the magic of manure.
I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sing about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing.
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