Red rose, proud rose, sad rose of all my days!
Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways.
- William Butler Yeats
There are philosophies as varied as the flowers of the field,
and some of them weeds and a few of them poisonous weeds.
But they none of them create the psychological conditions
in which I first saw, or desired to see, the flower.
- G. K. Chesterton
In the hope of reaching the moon
that blossom at their feet.
- Albert Schweitzer
It will never rain roses.
When we want to have more roses,
we must plant more roses.
- George Eliot