Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverly Nichols
Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerard De Nerval
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari