If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
- John Lancaster Spalding
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun
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
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux