But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverly Nichols
Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody.
Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy".
- Robert G. Ingersoll