Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman
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
Lowly, with a broken neck,
The crocus lays her cheek to mire.
- George Meredith
I ’d be a butterfly born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly