I know of no other genus whose plants flower out-of-doors every day of the year.
I know of no other genus with one or more species coming into bloom or growth, peaking or going dormant at every season.
- Nancy Goodwin
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams
flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveler's dower.
- William Allingham