"Never ask of money spent
Where the spender thinks it went" —Robert Frost
"Garrison Keillor: The penguin joke? Two penguins are standing on an ice floe. The first penguin says, you look like you're wearing a tuxedo. The second penguin says, what makes you think I'm not?
Dangerous Woman: Why is that funny?
Garrison Keillor: I guess because people laugh at it.
Dangerous Woman: I'm not laughing.
Garrison Keillor: Well, you're an angel. " —A Prairie Home Companion, The Movie
"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it's liberty and interests by the most lasting bands." —Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, Aug. 23, 1785.
"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural." —Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787