flowers bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind the remembrance of honesty, comeliness and all kinds of virtues.
- John Gerard
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo
Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away,
Yet here now,
at this moment,
at this place,
The world of the flower,
the whole of the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower,
the truth of the blossom.
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
- Zenkei Shibayama