Cornerstones

Corn

(John McKinney, 1955, Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotations from notable folks.

I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.
Henry David Thoreau

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

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.
Genesis 27:28 (KJV)

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
Helen Hunt Jackson

Rhetoric in serious discourses is like the flowers in corn; pleasing to those who come only for amusement, but prejudicial to him who would reap profit from it.
Jonathan Swift

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

I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
Barbara McClintock

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't mind parting with the corn, but not with the field in which it was raised.
John Constable

The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle.
Orville Redenbacher

I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.
Alice Waters

And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
Mark 2:23 (KJV)

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

The fullest and best ears of corn hang lowest toward the ground.
Christopher Augustine Reynolds

Libraries are the vessels in which the seed corn for the future is stored.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much money every day in the season, without calves and lambs, and without the manure, which all return corn and fruit.
Robert Grosseteste

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.
Joanna Southcott

A BOUNTY on the exportation of corn tends to lower its price to the foreign consumer, but it has no permanent effect on its price in the home market.
David Ricardo

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