— Ecclesiastes 3:1
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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.
— Epictetus, Stoic philosopher
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