The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love,
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
- John Boyle O’Reilly
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
- Edward Thomas
Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
- Mark Twain