Proverbs and Quotes about Cereals

The importance of cereals has made them a favorite topic in many proverbs and quotes. Please enjoy this collection of proverbs and quotes about cereals.

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Measure the corn of others with your own bushel.

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
Fred Allen

Never thrust your sickle into another's corn.

Not all the baboons that enter a maize field come out satisfied.

Oat bread to-day is better than cake to-morrow.

Of course, we are happy to receive this aid, but at the same time, we are trading our dignity for 5 kilograms of sorghum, ... The Fulani man has never counted on anybody for assistance, just Mother Nature.
Amadou Doutchi

One bee makes no honey; one grain makes no rice soup.

Out of the thirty thousand types of edible plants thought to exist on Earth, just eleven - corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye, and oats - account for 93 percent of all that humans eat, and every one of them was first cultivated by our Neolithic ancestors.
Bill Bryson
Source: At Home

Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel.
Anthony Norvell

Praise the ripe field not the green corn.

Talk doesn't cook rice.

The Christian is like the ripening corn; the riper he grows the more lowly he bends his head.
A.B. Guthrie

The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.
Source: Mark 4:28

The first time I tried organic wheat bread, I thought I was chewing on roofing material.
Robin Willams

The heaviest ear of corn bends its head lowest.

Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
Benjamin Franklin

There is no wheat without chaff.

Two caterpillars are conversing and a beautiful butterfly floats by. One caterpillar turns and says to the other: 'You'll never see me flying like one of those butterflies.'

Very good corn grows in little fields.

We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us.
Yuval Noah Harari
Source: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Wheat he gave to rich folk, millet to the poor,
Broken scraps for holy men that beg from door to door;
Rudyard Kipling
Source: The Jungle Book

Wheat stalks heavy with grain learn how to bow their heads.

When arguing with a chicken a grain of corn is always wrong.

When planning for a year, plant maize. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.

When you can't get bread, oat-cakes are not amiss.

Who sows barley cannot reap wheat.

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.
Jonathan Swift

Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook.

Without sowing a single wheat you would not harvest thousand ones.

You can never sow rice and expect to harvest maize.

You can't eat the rice cake in the picture.

You have to separate the chaff from the wheat.

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