I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at.
I know the beauty of our Lord by it.
- Gerald Manley Hopkins
Roses red and violets blew, And all the sweetest flowers that in the forest grew.
- Edmund Spenser
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick
flowers bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind the remembrance of honesty, comeliness and all kinds of virtues.
- John Gerard