Curs'd be that wretch (Death's factor sure) who brought Dire swords into the peaceful world, and taught Smiths (who before could only make The spade, the plough-share, and the rake) Arts, in most cruel wise Man's left to epitomize!
Soldiers of the ploughshare as well as soldiers of the sword.john ruskin
Myriads of daisies have shone forth in flower Near the lark's nest, and in their natural hour Have passed away; less happy than the one That by the unwilling ploughshare died to prove The tender charm of poetry and love.william wordsworth
I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.thomas mann
Final Ruin fiercely drives Her ploughshare o'er creation.Edward Young
And he sang: "Hurra for my handiwork!" And the red sparks lit the air; Not alone for the blade was the bright steel made; And he fashioned the first ploughshare.charles mackay
He was fitter for that (meaning Husbandry ) than for heroick history: he did well when he turned his sword into a ploughshare.
O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deeds sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight.
All teeth were drawn, all ancient tricks unlearned, And a great army but a showy thing; What matter that no cannon had been turned Into a ploughshare?William Butler Yeats