A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.

It is necessary to look forward to a harvest, however distant that may be, when some fruit will be reaped, some good effected.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.