Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.
- William Shakespeare
A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking.
but even on solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.
- Vita Sackville-West