35 Inspiring Homesteading Quotes for Journey to Self-sufficiency

These homesteading quotes are going to take you to a journey to self-sufficiency.

At its essence, homesteading is the quest of a self-sustaining lifestyle. It is an important and meaningful activity with several advantages that are sometimes disregarded in the modern world.

This collection of 35 carefully selected homesteading quotes intends to inspire you to investigate and appreciate this age-old way of life.

Homesteading fosters a strong connection to nature, respect for the land and knowledge of sustainable techniques.


It promotes independence, resilience and creativity, providing a satisfying and powerful feeling of self-reliance.

These homesteading quotes will undoubtedly encourage you to appreciate the simplicity and authenticity of a lifestyle that is true to our origins.

Inspiring Homesteading Quotes

“Life begins the day you start a garden.” ~ Chinese Proverb.

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. I twill not lead you astray.” ~ Rumi.

“A garden is a grand teach. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll.

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka.

“I was a fool to sacrifice the power of living in securing the means of a life.” ~ William J Dawson.

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.“ ~ Claude Monet.

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.

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

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Quotes about Homesteading

“Do what you love to do, and be around things that make you smile. The cows make me smile every day.” ~ David Jackson.

“The fact that we heated most of the old farmhouse with nothing but a woodstove was a source of great pride for my father and endless inspiration for witticisms like, “Chop your own wood it’ll warm you twice!” ~ Mike Rowe.

“Ultimately, the only wealth that can sustain any community, economy, or nation is derived from the photosynthetic process – green plants growing on regenerating soil.” ~ Allan Savory.

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

“The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee”. ~ Emily Dickinson.

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

“We had no choice. Sadness was a dangerous as panthers and bears. the wilderness needs your whole attention.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Best Homesteading Quotes

“You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.” ~ Geoff Lawton.

“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately…and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” ~ Daniel Webster.

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” ~ Rumi.

“For me, nearly all of our problems are solved with a recipe composed mostly of homesteading and permaculture.” ~ Paul Wheaton.

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence.

“I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats”, Gaby said.” ~ James Patterson.

“Our life is frittered away by detail — simplify, simplify.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.

“If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens.” ~ Grandma Moses.

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Homesteading Quotes

“Despite all of our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.” ~ Paul Harvey.

“Let the beauty we love be what you do.” ~ Rumi.

“The mundanity of those chores, the repetition, acts as a kind of meditation. I start each day with a series of numbers and questions written on a piece of paper, put them in my pocket and get on with the business of farming. By mid-morning the answers are clear.” ~ Hannah Rothschild.

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

“Homesteading, at its core, is counter-cultural from our consumerist-driven culture. This is a lifestyle that glorifies salvaging and reclaiming, repairing rather than buying new, and trading and bartering when money is tight.” ~ Unknown.

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

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi.

“Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health.” ~ Paul Chatfield.

So these were the 35 quotes about Homesteading.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other popular blog posts on the topics of Nature quotes and Mountain quotes.


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Chandan Negi
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