Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.
To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth
From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
- Greek Proverb
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveler's dower.
- William Allingham