And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
- Christopher Marlowe
If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?
- G.K. Chesterton
I ’d be a butterfly born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly
Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerard De Nerval