If thou canst but thither,
There grows the flower of Peace,
The rose that cannot wither,
Thy fortress and thy ease.
- Henry Vaughn
Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose garden.
- T.S. Eliot
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb