For myself I say deliberately, it is better to have a millstone tied round the neck and be thrown into the sea than to share the enterprises of those to whom the world has turned, and will turn, because they minister to its weaknesses and cover up the awful realities which it shudders to look at.
A full bosom is actually a millstone around a woman's neck.Germaine Greer
Tradition, if not constantly recreated, can be as much a millstone as a mill-wheel.Colin MacInnes
The national question is purely a peasant question...the best way to eliminate nationality is a massive factory with thousands of workers..., which like a millstone grinds up all nationalities and forges a new nationality. This nationality is the universal proletariat.mikhail kalinin
A day of grace is yet held out to us. Both North and South have been guilty before God; and the Christian church has a heavy account to answer. Not by combining together, to protect injustice and cruelty, and making a common capital of sin, is this Union to be saved, — but by repentance, justice and mercy; for, not surer is the eternal law by which the millstone sinks in the ocean, than that stronger law, by which injustice and cruelty shall bring on nations the wrath of Almighty God!harriet beecher stowe
A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round, If they have nothing else to grind, they must themselves be ground.
Kabira wept when he beheld the millstone roll, Of that which passes 'twixt the stones, nought goes forth whole.
Taleswapper looked at Miller. “I'm nothing,” he said. “A Christian isn’t nothing,” said Taleswapper. “I'm no Christian, either.” “Ah,” said Taleswapper. “A Deist, then, like Tom Jefferson.” The children murmured at his mention of the great man’s name. “Taleswapper, I'm a father who loves his children, a husband who loves his wife, a farmer who pays his debts, and a miller without a millstone.”orson scott card
In so far as the intention of education is to train the child for a vocation it is a millstone around his neck.john carroll
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea.