The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
- Thomas Jefferson
flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
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