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" He who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor of the race. "
The Missouri Yearbook of Agriculture: Annual Report - Page 212
by Missouri. State Board of Agriculture - 1869
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Norton P. Otis (late a Represenatative from New York): Memorial Addresses ...

United States. 58th Congress, 3rd session, 1904-1905 - 1905 - 40 pages
...who knew him even slightly know, ably and well. It is said that a man who makes two ears of corn and two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a public benefactor. If that be true, then certainly there are few fields of human endeavor in which...
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Annual Report, Volume 4

New York (State) Dept. of Agriculture - 1905
...matter if it does cost more in fertility and labor than we can get for it. It is said that he who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his race, but it looks as if the man that has been doing this has benefited every one...
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Garden City and Agriculture: How to Solve the Problem of Rural Depopulation

Thomas Adams - 1905 - 180 pages
...simply for the pleasure pursuits of the rich (hear, hear). You have heard it said that the man who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a public benefactor. Very well. But, if this is so, what can be said of men who cause healthy land...
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Annual Report [with Accompanying Documents]., Volume 4

New York (State). Department of Agriculture - 1905
...matter if it does cost more in fertility and labor than we can get for it. It is said that he who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his race, but it looks as if the man that has been doing this has benefited every one...
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Annual Report ...

Vermont. State Board of Agriculture - 1901
...making better the condition of thousands of farmers and dairymen of our State. If the man who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a public benefactor, what but benefactors of mankind can these men be? PRIVATE DAIRYING. As quite a...
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Some After Dinner Speeches

William Malcolm Bunn - 1908 - 509 pages
...that proves to me that the hotel keeper is a special creation. More than Dean Swift's man, who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is our hotel man who makes two smiles to bloom on the face of his guest where scarce one could cover the...
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Methodist Review, Volume 82

1900
...deprive others of natural rights, it can hardly be condemned. If that man who induces two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his race, what is he who enables the poor man to buy two pounds of sugar or two loaves...
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Transactions of the Medical Society of Virginia, Volume 45, Part 1914

1915
...a country than to preserve the lives and health of its people? It has been said that he who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a public benefactor, but how about one who causes two men to live where only one lived before? Yea,...
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School Education, Volume 12

1893
...legitimate and proper lines of industry and exchange in our* towns and cities. We say, "Blessed is he who maketh two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before," and we won't tax him for it. We stand boldly and uncompromisingly upon the truth "that no man should...
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Up-to-the-times Magazine, Volume 1

1906
...dismissed the life of a man who was truly a public benefactor. The old saying is true that "he who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a public benefactor." WUat could be a proper measure of the benefaction conferred by a man who made...
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