The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams
If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.
- Andrew Mason
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
When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray