Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
— Benjamin Franklin

He plough'd her, and she cropp'd.
William Shakespeare ploughing quote

For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
— Irish proverbs

We who have seen Italia in the throes,Half risen but to be hurled to ground, and now,Like a ripe field of wheat where once drove plough,All bounteous as she is fair, we think of thoseWho blew the breath of life into her frame:Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi: Three:Her Brain, her Soul, her Sword; and set her freeFrom ruinous discords, with one lustrous aim.
— ploughing quotation by George Meredith