|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| Small herbs have grace; great weeds do grow apace.|
| Early genius, like early cabbage, does not head well.|
H. W. Shaw.
| Maturity is most rapid in the low latitudes, where pineapples and women most do thrive.|
N. P. Willis.
| It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.|
| Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak.|