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I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I--I have a tendency to ... if I get too mellow, I--I ripen and then rot.
Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r.
All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud. You first have an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the pl ...
Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen in ...
The grapes
that need frost to ripen them
...
I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it ha ...
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle,
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
...
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