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
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick
Deep in their roots,
All flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman