I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne
At dawn I asked the lotus,
'What is the meaning of life?'
Slowly she opened her hand
with nothing in it.
- Debra Woolard Bender
Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you.
- Edward Payson Rod
flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb