The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
- Chinese proverb
Do not the petals flutter down,
Just like this?
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance--pray you love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.
- William Shakespeare
A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking.
but even on solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.
- Vita Sackville-West