Flowers Quotes


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

 

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Where flowers bloom so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson

 

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.- Kahlil Gibran

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands. -Japanese Proverbs

 

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

 

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Indian Proverb

 

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. - Chinese proverb

 

April showers bring forth May flowers. - English Proverb

 

Flowers are our greatest silent friends. - Jim Brown

 

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

 

Bloom where you are planted. - Mary Engelbreit

 

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse

 

A flower is relatively small... Still in a way-nobody sees a flower-so I said to myself-I'll paint it big. - Georgia O'Keefe

 

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. - Sigmund Freud

Flowers are love's truest language - Park Benjamin

 

Friends are flowers than never fade. - Anonymous

 

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

 

The flowers that sleep by night, opened their gentle eyes and turned them to the day. The light, creation's mind, was everywhere, and all things owned its power. - Charles Dickens

 

I've always thought my flowers had souls. - Myrtle Reed

 

The flowers take the tears of weeping night, and give them to the sun for the day's delight. - Joseph Cotter

 

Let us open our leaves like a flower and be passive and receptive. -John Keats

 

If friends were flowers, I'd pick you. - Anonymous

 

The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own. - Leonardo da Vinci

 

As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done. - Buddha

 

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Ah, ah, Cytherea! Adonis is dead. She wept tear after tear, with the blood which was shed, And both turned into flowers for the earth's garden-close; Her tears, to the wind-flower, his blood, to the rose. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Lovers, forget your love, And list to the love of these, She a window flower, And he a winter breeze. (Wind and Window Flower) - Robert Frost

 

Love is the flower, you've got to let grow. - John Lennon

 

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. - Sigmund Freud

 

That dire disease, whose ruthless power Withers the beauty's transient flower. - Oliver Goldsmith

 

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

 

Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; a flower that dies when it begins to bud; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. - William Shakespeare

 

Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on. - Heinrich Heine

 

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. - Marc Chagall

 

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

Several online merchants have begun selling roses cheap and provide local delivery options so they will arrive fresh.

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

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream. - Ernest Dowson

A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar. Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth. We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.- Diane Ackerman

I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at. I know the beauty of our Lord by it. - Gerald Manley Hopkins

Where flowers bloom so does hope.- Lady Bird Johnson

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature. - Gerald De Nerval

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. - Heinrich Heine

When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped ...- Morpheus

Are we, finally, speaking of nature or culture when we speak of a rose (nature), that has been bred (culture) so that its blossoms (nature) make men imagine (culture) the sex of women (nature)? It may be this sort of confusion that we need more of. - Michael Pollan

Flowers are love's truest language. - Park Benjamin

The Earth Laughs in Flowers.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To pick a flower is so much more satisfying than just observing it, or photographing it ... So in later years, I have grown in my garden as many flowers as possible for children to pick. - Anne Scott-James

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.- Edna St. Vincent Millay

flower arrangement:
just two yellow daffodils,
the first to bloom- L.A. Davidson

Belladonna: In Italian, a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison.- Ambrose Bierce

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.- Anais Nin

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

What grows in the garden, so lovely and rare? Roses and Dahlias and people grow there. - From the TV show A Gardener's Diary

And if you voz to see my roziz As is a boon to all men's noziz, -
You'd fall upon your back and scream -'O Lawk! O criky! it's a dream!'- Edward Lear, 1885

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.- William Carlos Williams

If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.- Alice Walker

I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own narcissus.- Charles Kuralt

Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.- Mallarme

Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man's thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.- Father George Schoener

Take time to smell the roses.- Gardening Cliches

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


Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is; and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.- Christina Rosetti

 
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