You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
- Thomas Jefferson
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare