When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
A rose is a rose is a rose.
- Gertrude Stein
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
- Henry Ward Beecher