Let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive.
- John Keats
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
- Thomas Jefferson
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
- William Carlos Williams
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