flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb
The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
- Sir Walter Scott
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
flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
-Henry Ward Beckford