There's rosemary, that's for remembrance--pray you love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.
- William Shakespeare
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln
The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
- William Carlos Williams