Saturday, May 25, 2013

QUOTES ABOUT FRUIT AND LIFE - Images by Melisenda (Italy)

“Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.”
Robert Schuller, evangelist
(How to Be an Extraordinary Person in an Ordinary World)

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”
Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)

“An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach.”
George du Maurier (1834-1896)

“Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.”
The Song of Solomon 2:5

The fruit of faith is love - Mother Teresa

The roots of education are bitter, but the
fruit is sweet. - Aristotle

In an orchard there should be enough [fruit] to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot upon the ground.- Samuel Madden

Fruits each in its season, are the cheapest, most elegant and wholesome dessert  you can offer your family or friends, at luncheon or tea. Pastry and plum-pudding should be prohibited by law, from the beginning of June until the end of September. - Marion Harland

“With an apple I will astonish Paris.”
Paul Cézanne, French Artist (1839-1906)

There is no such thing as a special category of science called applied science; there is science and its applications, which are related to one another as the fruit is related to the tree that has borne it. - Louis Pasteur

Who, of men, can tell
That flowers would bloom, or that green fruit would swell
To melting pulp, that fish would have bright mail,
The earth its dower of river, wood, and vale,
The meadows runnels, runnels pebble-stones,
The seed its harvest, or the lute its tones,
Tones ravishment, or ravishment its sweet,
If human souls did never kiss and greet ?

John Keats

If (s)he's an apple  and you 're an orange
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same
it's about being sweet with each othe

-Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A grape was made to grow on a vine
An apple was made to grow on a tree
As sure as there are stars above,
I know, I know
You were made for me

- Sam Cooke, You Were Made for Me

Thought is the blossom,
language the bud,
action the fruit behind.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe.
- Voltaire

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

- Martin Luther

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fruits are acceptable gifts, because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them. If a man should send to me to come a hundred miles to visit him, and should set before me a basket of fine summer-fruit, I should think there was some proportion between the labor and the reward.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ”Gifts”, Essays, Second Series (1844)

Apple blossoms swing and sway,
In the merry month of May.
All the fairy folks are gay,
’Tis the merry month of May.
In the trees the birdies call,
Apple blossoms softly fall,
Here the robin sweetly say
’Tis the merry month of May.

- Traditional

“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)

Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves - Phaedrus

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand
Mother Teresa

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

- Aristotle

Two apples a penny ! Two for a penny ! His gaze passed over the glazed apples serried on her stand. Australians they must be this time of year. Shiny peels: polishes them up with a rag or a handkerchief.

- James Joyce, Ulysses

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,
As old medallions to the thumb.

- Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica

The fruit of Silence is Prayer
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service
The fruit of Service is Peace

― Mother Teresa Quotes

But the fruit that can fall without shaking,
  Indeed is too mellow for me.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Nothing great is produced suddenly, since not even the grape or the fig is. If you say to me now that you want a fig, I will answer to you that it requires time: let it flower first, then put forth fruit, and then ripen. - Epictetus

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
      Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
        Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

      Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 16-20)

...We divide
This apple of life, and cut it through the pips,—
The perfect round which fitted Venus’ hand
Has perished as utterly as if we ate
Both halves. Without the spiritual, observe,
The natural’s impossible,—no form,
No motion: without sensuous, spiritual
Is inappreciable,—no beauty or power. . .

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

‘How shall my heart be fed
With pleasant apples of love,
When the winter time has fled,
The rain and the winter fled,
How all His gifts shall grace me,
When His Left Hand is under my head,
And His Right Hand doth embrace me.’

- May Probyn, The Beloved

“Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive - Pliny, Roman naturalist (AD 23-79)