When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne
Stop to smell the roses
- Thom Bodebt
Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia,
while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness,
their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.
- Edgar Quinet