The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
Take time to smell the roses.
- Thom Bodebt
Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
- Mark Twain
If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And of thy meager store
Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
- Sheikh Muslih-uddin Saadi Shirazi