Thou cannot stir a flower
Without troubling a star.
- Francis Thompson
Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
- The Koran
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr