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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Better the fruit lost than the tree.  German.  1
Blossoms are not fruits.  Dutch.  2
But the fruit that can fall without shaking, indeed is too mellow for me.  Mrs. Montagu.  3
Can you mature fruit by beating it with a stick when it does not ripen of itself?  Tamil.  4
Forbidden fruit is sweetest.  5
Fruit ripens not in the shade.  6
Fruit and grain are half a year in concocting.  Bacon.  7
If you would fruit have, you must carry the leaf to the grave; i.e., you must transplant your trees about the fall of the leaf.  8
I would have the fruit, not the basket.  9
If you would enjoy the fruit pluck not the flower.  10
Late fruit keeps well.  German.  11
Little wood, much fruit.  Dutch.  12
No autumn fruit without spring blossom.  13
Nothing so good as forbidden fruit.  French.  14
That which blossoms in the spring will bring forth fruit in the autumn.  15
The better the fruit the more wasps to eat it.  German.  16
The fruit falls not far from the stem.  Dutch.  17
The ripest fruit first falls.  Shakespeare.  18
There is no worse fruit than that which never ripens.  Italian.  19
We cannot eat the fruit whilst the tree is in blossom.  Benjamin Disraeli.  20
When all fruit fails welcome haws.  21
You seek for fruit in the garden of Tantalus.  Latin.  22

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