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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)
QUOTATION: For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.
ATTRIBUTION: MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO, De Officiis, book 1, chapter 42, Cicero’s Three Books of Offices, or Moral Duties, trans. Cyrus R. Edmonds, p. 73 (1873).
SUBJECTS: Agriculture