Every child is born a naturalist.
His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.
- R. Search
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
- John Ruskin
flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
- Henry Ward Beecher