A collection of quotes and proverbs about rice, maize, wheat and other cereals.

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A blind crow may sometimes find a grain of wheat.

A cough will stick longer by a horse than a peck of oats.

A horse that will not carry a saddle must have no oats.

A hungry hen sees herself in a wheat silo.

A hungry man is glad to get boiled wheat.

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
Anne Brontë

A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
A.E. Stevenson

And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
Source: Exodus 9:31

And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

Ants can attack with a grain of rice.

Apple blossoms are beautiful, but rice dumplings are better.

Asses carry the oats and horses eat them.

Barren corn makes bitter bread.

Better than a banquet somewhere else is a good cup of tea and a bowl of rice at home.

But what is the chaff to the wheat?

Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not.

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
Michael Pollan

Cornstarch is used in the manufacture of soda pop, chewing gum, ice cream, peanut butter, library paste, ketchup, automobile paint, embalming fluid, gunpowder, insecticides, deodorants, soap, potato chips, surgical dressings, nail polish, foot powder, salad dressing, and several hundred things more.
Bill Bryson
Source: At Home

Drive the horse with oats, not with curses and oaths.

Even a blind dove finds a grain of wheat at times.

Even though you tread slowly over your rice field it will become muddy.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

For rice cakes, go to the rice-cake maker.

Give an ass oats and he runs after thistles.

God gives the wheat, He doesn't bake the bread.

Good corn is not reaped from a bad field.

Green maize abounds at the houses of those without teeth.

Growing rice gives you more than poetry will.

He knows how many grains to a bushel of wheat.

He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding.

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

He's sowing his wild oats.

If in February there be no rain, 'tis neither good for hay nor grain.

If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

If you borrow some chaff from the rich man you have to repay him with wheat.

If you cure a monkey of its tooth ache its your maize farm that suffers.

If you plant rice, rice will grow. If you plant fear, fear will grow.
Source: Kung Fu

If you wish to make an impact for one year, plant corn; if you wish to make an impact for a generation, plant a tree; if you wish to make an impact for an eternity, educate a child.

In Britain corn has meant any grain since the time of the Anglo-Saxons. It also came to signify any small round object, which explains the corns on your feet. Corned beef is so called because originally it was cured in kernels of salt. Because of the importance of maize in America, the word corn became attached to maize exclusively in the early eighteenth century.
Bill Bryson
Source: At Home

In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley-corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.
Henry Brooke

It is a poor horse that is not worth his oats.

It is in the eyes of a lazy man that maize will ripen.

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.

It is safe to lend barley to him who has oats.

It's a very proud horse that will not carry his oats.

Let him who dreads the sparrows sow no oats.

Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth.

Maize cannot get justice in a chicken's court.

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