industries may be taken up, but ultimately the world depends on agriculture. So, despite
its troubles, it is the worthiest occupation.
tillers of the soil are the axle-pin of the revolving world. On them depends the
sustenance of life for those that, unable to take up the plough, follow other occupations.
Good men serve at the mere call to serve. But the worthless
serve only when crushed, like the sugarcane.
What is the use of unscrupulous men in this world? When
occasion arises they hasten to sell themselves.
They only live by right that till the soil and raise their
food. The rest are parasites.
The State that has fields waving with full-eared corn will
see the sovereignty of many princes resting under the shade of its munificence.