True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.
- Evelyn Loeb
The Earth Laughs in flowers
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person,
but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.
- Celia Thaxter
flowers bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind the remembrance of honesty, comeliness and all kinds of virtues.
- John Gerard