“He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one;Exceedingly wise, fair-spoken and persuading;Lofty and sour to them that loved him not;But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.”
“There is no fruit which is not bitter before it is ripe”
“The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.”
“Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”
“If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentance you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go, You can never wipe off the tears of woe”
“As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.”
“When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.”
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