To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth
The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends.
- Persian Proverb
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden,
I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones,
less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak,
one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's,
because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time,
harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink.
- Marcel Proust