Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti
Comes up smelling like roses
- Thom Bodebt
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- Chinese Proverb
The actual flower is the plant's highest fulfillment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography.
they are here first of all for delight.
- John Ruskin