A farm is like a man-however great the income, if there is extravagance but little is left.

Scito idem agrum quod hominem, quamvis quaestuosus siet, si sumptuosus erit, relinqui non multum.

Cato the Elder

De Agricultura

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Original Citation

Cato the Elder. De Agricultura [On Agriculture]. c. 160 BC, ch. 1, sect. 6.

Current Citation

Cato the Elder. "On Agriculture." Cato and Varro: On Agriculture, translated by W. D. Hooper and H. B. Ash. Harvard University Press, 1934, ch. 1, sect. 6.