Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
- William Shakespeare
From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
- Greek 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
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman