In Italian, a beautiful lady,
In English a deadly poison.
- Ambrose Bierce
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay,
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
- William Wordsworth
True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.
- Evelyn Loeb
A rose is a rose is a rose.
- Gertrude Stein