When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Forsythia is pure joy.
There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia.
Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveler's dower.
- William Allingham