Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveler's dower.
- William Allingham
It will never rain roses.
When we want to have more roses,
we must plant more roses.
- George Eliot
flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
- Lydia M. Child
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir