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