flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
- Kozuko Okakura
If thou canst but thither,
There grows the flower of Peace,
The rose that cannot wither,
Thy fortress and thy ease.
- Henry Vaughn
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick