The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.

Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.

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When the apple is ripe it will fall.

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?

The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.

We who have seen Italia in the throes,Half risen but to be hurled to ground, and now,Like a ripe field of wheat where once drove plough,All bounteous as she is fair, we think of thoseWho blew the breath of life into her frame:Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi: Three:Her Brain, her Soul, her Sword; and set her freeFrom ruinous discords, with one lustrous aim.

When the people are too much attached to savage independence, to be tolerant of the amount of power to which it is for their good that they should be subject, the state of society is not yet ripe for representative government.

'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven.

And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot. and thereby hangs a tale.

The world has more winnable people than ever before but it is possible to come out of a ripe field empty-handed.

Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are.

Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.

Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.

Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.

A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten.

It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country.

A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.

That men in armour may be born With serpents' teeth the field is sown;

Rains mould, winds bend, suns gild the corn Too quickly ripe, too early mown. I scan the quivering heads, behold The features, catch the whispered breath Of friends long garnered in the cold Unopening granaries of death, Whose names in solemn cadence ring Across my slow oblivious page. Their friendship was a finer thing Than fame, or wealth, or honoured age, And--while you live and I--shall last Its tale of seasons with us yet Who cherish, in the undying past, The men we never can forget.

The dead have been awakened -- shall I sleep? The world's at war with tyrants -- shall I crouch? the harvest's ripe -- and shall I pause to reap? I slumber not; the thorn is in my couch; Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear, its echo in my heart.

The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order.

I'm going to buy some green bananas because by the time I get home they'll be ripe.

The moment is ripe for an experienced businessman to talk practical, prudent economics to the electorate - which is why Mitt Romney's political fortunes are steadily being resurrected from the grave.

I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare - 'hey, there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.' I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one.

You want hot days to get your fruit ripe but then you want it to cool off nicely at night so that the grapes stay on the vine longer and develop complexity.

When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy;

I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.

As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void.

Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.

I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album.

I can't discriminate? Oh, that's ripe, coming from a straight white man.

What's the matter, baby doesn't feel like he belongs? Well why don't you try a place that was set up just for you? Like the world!

Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.

When I was almost 13 I was ripe for religion. I was actually just plain ripe.

The time was ripe for Flower. The vibe was right.

By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre.

We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody.

It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something.

That is always said of difficult problems.

A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.

I don't tap dance, and I don't think you can learn to tap dance in three weeks at my ripe old age.

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.