Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless, peacocks and lilies for instance.
- John Ruskin
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still aflying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick
The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.
- William Shakespeare