The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love,
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
- John Boyle O’Reilly
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
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