quote by Epictetus

No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

— Epictetus

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I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth.

I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts.

A fig for partridges and quails, ye dainties I know nothing of ye;

But on the highest mount in Wales Would choose in peace to drink my coffee.

Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility.

Some people need a fig-leaf on their mouths.

When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return.

Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.

To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean.

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.

The fallen hazel-nuts, Stripped late of their green sheaths, The grapes, red-purple, Their berries Dripping with wine, Pomegranates already broken, And shrunken fig, And quinces untouched, I bring thee as offering.

A fig for a care, a fig for a woe!

The self-righteous have their fig leaves so tightly bound that they have forgotten the seeping wounds beneath the foliage.

The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.

For men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth.

Secrecy is the original sin. The fig leaf in the Garden of Eden. The basic crime against love.

I wanted to crawl in between those black lines of print, the way you crawl through a fence, and go to sleep under that beautiful big green fig-tree.

O excellent! I love long life better than figs.

Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.

I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.

If God had not made brown honey, men would think figs much sweeter than they do.

Halfway measures, such as loincloths or fig leaves, remain more titillating than complete nudity.

Shape is a good part of the fig's delight.

Fig tree, how long it's been full meaning for me, the way you almost entirely omit to flower and into the seasonably-resolute fruit uncelebratedly thrust your purest secret. Like the tube of a fountain, your bent bough drives the sap downwards and up: and it leaps from its sleep, scarce waking, into the joy of its sweetest achievement.

She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness.

And never since harvests were ripened, / Or laborers born, / Have men gathered figs of the thistle, / Or grapes of the thorn!

All the seasons run their race In this quiet resting-place;

Peach, and apricot, and fig Here will ripen, and grow big; Here is store and overplus - More had not Alcinous!

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I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade.

Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.

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.

Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches/sec.

Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.

Trees are good for contemplation. Plato and Aristotle did their best thinking in the groves of olives and figs around Athens, and Buddha found enlightenment beneath a bo or peepul tree.

National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information.

Here is a rural fellow that will not be denied your Highness' presence: he brings you figs.

I would sooner look for figs on thistles than for the higher attributes of art from one whose ruling motive... is money.

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