The 08/09/13 Joy Jar

9 Aug

One of the great things about summer is the variety of fruits and vegetables which are in season. Just as there are seasons of one’s life, there are fruits of one’s life. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are the fruits of one’s existence.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Henry David Thoreau

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
Will Rogers

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

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Anton Chekhov

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil

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