I have a garden of my own,
But so with roses overgrown,
that you would it guess to be a little wilderness.
- Andrew Marvell
flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
- Lydia M. Child
Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.
- Gertrude S. Wister