Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

Even the rough wild-olive arises from the germ2241 of the fruitful, rich, and genuine olive; also from the seed2243 of the mellowest and sweetest fig there springs the empty and useless wild-fig. In the same way heresies, too, come from our plant, although not of our kind; (they come) from the grain of truth, but, owing to their falsehood, they have only wild leaves to show.

Tertullian

Anti-Marcion Writings
The Prescription Against Heretics 

ch xxxvi

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