@mkwadee Sorry, I understand it's a metaphor, but the fact is just false.
Beside the trees that grow slow but do not produce any fruit, such as gingko, in the fruit realm you have a lot of pretty nice fruit produced by fast growing trees such as papaya, pomegranate etc.
If you mean to say that in the same species, for example if you have 10 apple trees, the slow growing one will beat better fruit again, not true. If it's growing slow something is holding it down (bad genes, lack of water, lack of light...), and it will likely yield less.
@arteteco I don't think Molière was talking in botanical or horticultural terms when he made the statement.
In what sense was the metaphor meant to be taken?
@arteteco Is that a rhetorical question?
@mkwadee No, I'm serious. I mean, the metaphor should be true in what it resembles, otherwise doesn't make any sense.
@arteteco Well, maybe in the author's limited experience, that what he observed or remembered.
@mkwadee yeah, I think he was wrong is all I'm saying
@arteteco If you start analysing many quotes or proverbs, I expect most are highly flawed or downright wrong.
@mkwadee Likely, it's cool to point it out
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