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Flower Quotes
Fragrant and delightful collection of Flower Quotes to sooth your soul and enliven your spirit! Enjoy the beauty of words and flowers in these famous flower quotes written by the greatest writers. You may also quote these lines in a card you attach to a fresh flower bouquet and make a lasting impact in your beloved’s heart.

The poet's darling.
William Wordsworth, "To the Daisy"

And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.
Marie-Antoinette, Queen

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
The Koran

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
Persian Proverb

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Take time to smell the roses.
Gardening Cliches

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Emma Goldman

True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.
Evelyn Loeb

In friendship's fragrant garden,
There are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty
And its gift of joy for you.
Friendship's Garden

If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather.
Algernon Charles Swinburne

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
Persian Proverb

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
Chinese proverb

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Abraham Lincoln

This old world that we're livin' in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But - ain't the roses sweet?
Frank Stanton

A rose is a rose is a rose.
Gertrude Stein

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Edward Abbey

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
Basho

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
Beverly Nichols

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Tennessee Williams

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
Francis Thompson, "The Poppy," 1891

How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
Colette

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
John Ruskin

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman

Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions, they're killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? "Sweetheart, let's make up. Have this deceased squirrel."
The Washington Post

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, 1916

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.
Andrew Mason

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?
Maurice Maeterlinck

God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases.
Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval (God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.)

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
Kozuko Okakura

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

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