Adam and Eve, Newton, Snow White. Everybody likes apples. This is a large collection of proverbs, quotes and sayings about apples.


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A bad tree does not yield good apples.

A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath.
William Shakespeare

A pear tree cannot bear an apple.

A rotten apple spoils the barrel.
A bad person can have a bad influence on the group they belong to.

A stone from the hand of a friend is an apple.

Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An apple cleft in two is not more twin than these two creatures .
William Shakespeare

An apple never falls far from the tree.

An apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.

Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller

Apple blossoms are beautiful, but rice dumplings are better.

Better an apple pie than apple blossom.

Different men have different opinions; some prefer apples, some onions.

Don't upset the apple cart.

Every cider apple has a worm.

Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid's archery,
Sink in apple of his eye.
William Shakespeare
Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1590

For an apple and an egg.

Give an apple to the little ones, a book to the old.

Handsome apples are sometimes sour.

He had a blue coat and a long brown beard; his eyes were blue and bright, and his face was red as a ripe apple, but creased into a hundred wrinkles of laughter.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
Description of Tom Bombadil

I hope I never smell the smell of apples again!
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit – Chapter 10 – A warm welcome

If the prince wants an apple, his servants take the tree.

If there is no apple one eats a little carrot.

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw

If you want apples, you have to shake the trees.

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
Henry David Thoreau

Kent, sir --- everybody knows Kent --- apples, cherries, hops, and women.
Charles Dickens

Many a rose-cheeked apple is rotten at the core.

Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.

No apple tree is immune from worms.

One bad apple spoils the bunch.

One of the two partners always bites the best part of the apple.

One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.

Poor Richard was to me as an eldest son, the apple of my eye.
Sir Walter Scott
Source: Old Mortality

Small choice in rotten apples.

Sometimes it is better to give your apple away, than to eat it yourself.

The apple cannot be stuck back on the tree of knowledge.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Children will look like or behave like their parents.

The apple falls on the head that's under it.

The nice apples are always eaten by nasty pigs.

The night may be dark, but the apples have been counted.

The old monkey gets the apple.

The rotten apple injures its neighbour.

There are many who throw stones at a red apple.

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple-leaves with an early moon.
Alice Meynell

There's no making apples of plums.

There's small choice in rotten apples.
William Shakespeare

To compare apples and oranges.
Used when two items or groups of items are compared that cannot be practically compared.

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