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" No great 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. "
The Technical World Magazine - Page 328
1912
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The Works of Epictetus: Consisting of His Discourses, in Four ..., Volume 5

Epictetus - 1865 - 437 pages
...asking for a rule for self-government, if he should not be reconciled ; Epictetus answered thus : — No great thing is created suddenly ; any more than...time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripcu. Since then, the^fruit of a fig-tree is not brought to perfection suddenly, or in one hour ;...
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God in Human Thought: Or, Natural Theology Traced in Literature ..., Volume 1

Ezra Hall Gillett - 1874 - 416 pages
...which you are entered; not a poor slight contest."* This effort, too, must be patient and prolonged. " No great thing is created suddenly, any more than...you, that there must be time. Let it first blossom, and then bear fruit, then ripen. Since, then, the fruit of a fig-tree is not brought to perfection...
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Education, Volume 28

1908
...teacher with whose words we began : — " No great thing is brought to perfection suddenly — not even a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you would at this minute have a fig, I will answer you that it requires time. The tree must first blossom...
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The Works of Epictetus: Consisting of His Discourses, in Four ..., Volume 2

Epictetus - 1890
...asking for a rule for self-government, if he should not be reconciled, Epictetus answered thus, — No great thing is created suddenly, any more than...Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. Since, then, the fruit of a fig-tree is not brought to perfection suddenly, or in one hour, do you...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1158 pages
...your genins is within, — and what need have they of light to see what you are doing ? chap. xit. No great thing is created suddenly, any more than...Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. chap. xc. Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pages
...your genius is •within, — and what need have they of light to see what you. are doing? Chap.xiv. !N"o great thing is created suddenly, any more than...Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. chap. xt. Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and...
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Transactions of the ... Session of the American Institute of ..., Volume 61

American Institute of Homeopathy. Session - 1905
...even in the days of Epicetetus, the grand old stoic, he told us that "no great thing ever occurred suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig I assure you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." Homeopathy...
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Medical Century, Volume 13

Charles Edmund Fisher - 1905
...even in the days of Epicetetus, the grand old stoic, he told us that, "no great thing ever occurred suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig I assume you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." Homoeopathy...
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American Journal of Numismatics, Volumes 41-42

1907
...from modern coins. The famous Stoic philosopher Epictetus in one of his discourses declared that " No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes, or a fig. If one desires a fig there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." With this,...
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Camera Craft, Volume 17

1910
...Mention Camera Craft Bausch & Lomb-z&iss TESSAR LENS BEFORE the days of lenses a wise man observed that "no great thing is created suddenly; any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig." <I The TESSAR is not the greatest of modern lenses because of its name, or because it is widely advertised,...
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