Thou cannot stir a flower
Without troubling a star.
- Francis Thompson
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places
in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.- Gertrude S. Wister
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
And 't is my faith, that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
- William Wordsworth