Fruit Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fruit quotes, fruit sayings, and fruit proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No one can reap the fruit before planting the trees. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised. François de Malherbe
While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster. Abigail Van Buren
Fine fruit is the flower of commodities. It is the most perfect union of the useful and the beautiful that the earth knows. Trees full of soft foliage; blossoms fresh with spring bounty; and, finally, fruit, rich, bloom-dusted, melting, and luscious. Andrew Jackson Downing
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do. P. J. O'Rourke
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness. Stephen Fry
Most fruits, if left alone on a tree, eventually do ripen, especially if they're not being yelled at. Firoozeh Dumas
The fruit tasted foreign but indigenous, like sunlight a tree had changed through patience. Pat Conroy
A basket of ripe fruit is holier than any prayer book. Marty Rubin
Forbidden fruit tastes sweet, but its aftertaste is bitter. John F. Kennedy
The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. Deepika Padukone
Where there is no fruit, there may be no root. Sam Storms
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. Luc De Clapiers
Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe. William Shakespeare
Fruit forced is never half so sweet / As that comes quite in season. Caroline Anne Southey
Why should be fruit be held inferior to the flower? George Orwell
The fruit does not make the tree good or bad but the tree itself is what determines the nature of the fruit. In the same way, a person first must be good or bad before doing a good or bad work. Martin Luther
The weakest kind of fruit drops earliest to the ground. William Shakespeare
All fruit grows through abiding, not striving. Bill Johnson
No fruit on earth can rival the cemetery's crop Jose Marti
If there is a fruit that can be eaten raw, it is beauty. Alphonse Karr
There is no fruit which is not bitter before it is ripe. Publilius Syrus
A tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. Fe-en-Dios
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Albert J. Schütz
Fruit… it’s just God showing off… Look at all the colors I know!. Dylan Moran
A tomato may be a fruit, but it is a singular fruit. A savory fruit. A fruit that has ambitions far beyond the ambitions of other fruits. E. Lockhart
Every time you eat a fruit for the first time that year you need to make a wish. André Aciman
Life without Love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. Khalil Gibran
Most fruits and vegetables are consumed as a raw commodity, although for centuries humans have transformed these perishable products into more stable, delicious and safer dishes. Wiley Blackwell
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. Thomas Kinkade
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Theresa
Good thoughts bear good fruit. Tim Sanders
Plant the trees just for beauty, If flowers bloom or fruits ripen, Enjoy it as a gift and appreciate nature as a universal giver. Debasish Mridha
Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits. Andrea Alban Gosline
Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. English Proverb
Anytime the perfume of orange and lemon groves wafts in the window; the human body has to feel suffused with a languorous well-being. Frances Mayes
Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit. Tunku Abdul Rahman
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
When god created the earth he created fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs to nourish us and to heal us. Maria Benardis
As he who wishes the best fruit must pay attention to the land, so must the greatest attention be paid to the soul it fit is to produce fruits worthy of its nature. Pythagoras
When one consumes a diet high in fruit and vegetables and occasionally eats deep fried food it is unlikely to have a negative effect on the body. Maria Benardis
In ancient Greek mythology, the pomegranate was also known as the 'fruit of the dead'. Maria Benardis