Saying - A good farmer makes a good farm.

TwoBob

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"A good farmer makes a good farm, it is not just a matter of resources."
Is the first phrase a known saying in English? Does the entire sentence make sense?
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I don't think so, no.

Yes, it makes a lot of sense. Do you understand what it means?
 

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I don't think so, no.

Yes, it makes a lot of sense. Do you understand what it means?

Thanks, @jutfrank. Of course, I understand it. I "made it up" :). I was trying to find an equivalent for a Romanian saying that literally translated reads 'The man sanctifies the place/land', and I came accros the farmer sentence on the Internet as a translation of the French saying 'Tant vaut l’homme, tant vaut la terre', which I think conveys the meaning. Source: https://www.proz.com/kudoz/romanian-to-english/folklore/660541-omul-sfinteste-locul.html

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You made it up and then wondered if it was a known saying?
 

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I'd use a semicolon in the original sentence.
 
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