What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
- Edward Thomas