The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.— Galileo Galilei
Most Powerful Ripens quotations
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.
Praise is God's sunlight in the heart.
It destroys sin germs. It ripens the fruits of the Spirit. It is the oil of gladness that lubricates life's activities.
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.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
If the time is not ripe, we have to ripen the time.
Impatience is a great obstacle to success;
he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.
As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water.
It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening.
After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer.
One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.
This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.
Pears cannot ripen alone. So we ripened together.
There are different kinds and degrees of love, and they change over time, ripening and deepening and changing us in the process.
I want to take my rightful share of life by force, I want to give lavishly, I want love to flow from my heart, to ripen and bear fruit. There are many horizons that must be visited, fruit that must be plucked, books read, and white pages in the scrolls of life to be inscribed with vivid sentences in a bold hand.
Slowly blossomed, slowly ripened in Siddhartha the realisation, the knowledge, what wisdom actually was, what the goal of his long search was. It was nothing but a readiness of the soul, an ability, a secret art, to think every moment, while living his life, the thought of oneness, to be able to feel and inhale the oneness.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Truly, everything in this world depended on time.
Time ripened all. If you had time, you succeeded in working the human mud internally and turning it into spirit. Then you did not fear death. If you did not have time, you perished.
Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.
When bounteous autumn rears her head, he joys to pull the ripened pear.
The Fates are just: they give us but our own; Nemesis ripens what our hands have sown.
Trees bend low with ripened fruit; clouds hang down with gentle rain; noble people bow graciously. This is the way of generous things.
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple.
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to.
.. if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.
Ideas, like young wine, should be put in storage and taken up again only after they have been allowed to ferment and to ripen.
What is first seen as a loss is now seen as a gain.
For he finds solitude, not in far off, quite places; he creates it out of himself, spreads it around him, wherever he may be, because he loves it and slowly he ripens in this tranquility. For the inner process is beginning to unfold, stillness is extraordinarily important.
Even melon grown in shade will ripen in the end.
It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
You mellow too much you ripen and rot.
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.
Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones.