A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H.L. Mencken
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 bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind the remembrance of honesty, comeliness and all kinds of virtues.
- John Gerard
flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher