The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
- Thomas Jefferson
Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
- William Shakespeare
Red rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways.
- William Butler Yeats
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun