For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Bricks to all greenhouses!
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
- Edward Abbey
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
In the hope of reaching the moon
that blossom at their feet.
- Albert Schweitzer
Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson