A sentence should be read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end. - Henry David Thoreau
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. - G. K. Chesterton
Things are so bad in Massachusetts now they don't even bother to plough Route 128 when it snows.
No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plough down sillionShine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion. - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Plough your fields, cast your seeds, the rains will come when they please. - Radhe Maa
Nihilism is…not only the belief that everything deserves to perish; but one actually puts one shoulder to the plough; one destroys. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough. - G.K. Chesterton