Let the world slide, let the world go; A fig for care, and a fig for woe! If I can't pay, why I can owe, And death makes equal the high and low.
Yes, sing the song of the orange-tree, With its leaves of velvet green: With its luscious fruit of sunset hue, The fairest that ever were seen; The grape may have its bacchanal verse, To praise the Fig we are free; But homage I pay to the queen of all, The glorious orange-tree.J. K. Hoyt
I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this Fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.Sylvia Plath
But beside it I have planted a green Bay-tree, A sweet Bay, an Olive, and aTurkey Fig, A Fig, an Olive, and a Bay.
Then hath thy orchard fruit, thy garden flowers, Fresh as the air, and new as are the hours. The early cherry, with the later plum, Fig, grape, and quince, each in his time doth come: The blushing apricot, and woolly peach Hang on thy walls, that every child may reach.Ben Jonson
Fig leaves of democratic procedure to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.
Fig leaves of democratic procedure to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.george f. kennan
A Fig for those by law protected! Liberty's a glorious feast! Courts for Cowards were erected, Churches built to please the Priest.Robert Burns
I never yet touched a Fig leaf that didn't turn into a price tag.Saul Bellow
The type of Fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.freda adler
You go down to the pick up station Craving warmth and beauty You settle for less than fascination A few drinks later you're not so choosy When the closing lights strip off the shadows On this strange new flesh you've found Clutching the night to you like a Fig leaf You hurry To the blackness And the blankets To lay down an impression And your loneliness.joni mitchell
Brambles, in particular, protect and nourish young fruit trees, and on farms bramble clumps (blackberry or one of its related cultivars) can be used to exclude deer and cattle from newly set trees. As the trees (apple, quince, plum, citrus, Fig) age, and the brambles are shaded out, hoofed animals come to eat fallen fruit, and the mature trees (7 plus years old) are sufficiently hardy to withstand browsing. Our forest ancestors may well have followed some such sequences for orchard evolution, assisted by indigenous birds and mammals.bill mollison
“If ambush I must, then ambush I will,” Aillas muttered to himself. “A Fig for chivalry, at least until the war is won.”jack vance
The illusion of Sin and Guilt, the madness of our species, is the act of cursing the world under the misapprehension that one is cursing only one part of it. To curse the Fig tree, as in the funniest and most misunderstood parable of Jesus , is to curse the soil in which it grew, the seed, the rains, the sun; the whole world, eventually because no part is truly separate from the whole . The fallacy is that one can judge the part in isolation from the whole is "the Lie that all men believe."robert anton wilson
I would not give a Fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
Now learn a parable of the Fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: / So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the Fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own slaves that summer is now nigh at hand.
As soon as Eve ate the apple of wisdom, she reached for the Fig leaf.Judson K. Cornelius
Nothing great is produced suddenly, since not even the grape or the Fig is. If you say to me now that you want a Fig, I will answer to you that it requires time: let it flower first, then put forth fruit, and then ripen.
There is a Fig tree In ancient story, The giant Aswattha, The everlasting, Rooted in heaven, Its branches earthward: Each of its leaves Is a song of the Vedas, And he who knows it Knows all the Vedas.
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the Fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
I call a Fig a Fig, a spade a spade.
Surely Allah has chosen four cities from amongst all others, just as He, the Noble and Grand has said (in the Noble Qur’an): "I swear by ‘the Fig’ and ‘the olive’ and the ‘Mountain of Sinai’ and by this protected city." ‘The Fig’ is the city of Madinah; ‘The olive’ is the city of Baitul Maqdas (in Jerusalem); ‘The Mountain of Sinai’ is Kufah; and the protected city is Makkah."
May the Children of the Stock of Abraham , who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and Fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.
Conservatives need to be reinvigorated in their pursuit of core principles; the movement must become more than simply an ideological Fig leaf for the Republican Party. It is time to focus on achieving real victory—a victory over the economic collectivism and cultural barbarism that is modern liberalism.jeffrey t. kuhner