Quotes on FLOWERS

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« For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, for hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see;
Father in heaven we thank Thee.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

« A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions – so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. » ~Adabella Radici

« A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. » ~Terri Guillemets

« A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. » ~Zen Shin from The Burned Hand Bloom.

« A flower fails, though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. » ~Wheeler Cox

“A flower is an educated weed.” ~Luther Burbank

« All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. » ~Indian Proverb

« And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns. » ~Thomas Moore

« As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed. » ~James Allen

« Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. » ~Albert Camus

« Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t, they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. » ~Ray Bradbury

« Blossom by blossom spring begins. » ~Swineburne

« By cultivating beautiful peace ~ we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. » ~Vernon Howard

« Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers? » ~Maurice Maeterlinck

« Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. » ~Mario Quintana

« Each flower is a soul opening out to nature. » ~Gerald De Nerval

« Earth laughs in flowers. » ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

« Every flower that blooms has to go through the dirt. » ~Treasures from Heaven

« Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. » ~Luther Burbank

« Flowers are like foods. Instead of flavours, they come in colours, varieties and with fragrant or no fragrant scents. » ~Leah C. Dancel, 10 March 2012

« Flowers are love’s truest language. » ~Park Benjamin

« Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; friendship is a sheltering tree. » ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

« Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. » ~Sigmund Freud

« Flowers are sunshine o the soul. » ~Anon

« Flowers are the music of the ground, from earth’s lips spoken without sound. » ~Edwin Curran

« Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. » ~Henry Ward Beecher

« Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts. » ~Dodinsky

« Flowers awakened my soul. Flowers brought me into the Present Moment where there is no space for blame, resentment, anger or guilt. A new world opened up to me. » ~Michelle, Peace in the Present Moment

« Flowers bring to a liberall and gentlemanly minde the remembrance of honestie, comelinesse and all kindes of virtues. » ~John Gerard

« Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. » ~Jim Carrey

« Flowers grow out of dark moments. » ~Corita Kent (1918-1986)

« 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 Marie Child

« Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. » ~Chinese proverb

« Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower. »~Jean Paul Richter

« Flowers whisper « Beauty! » to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall. » ~Dr. SunWolf

« For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! » ~Edward Abbey

« For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ. » ~Christopher Smart

« Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. » ~Walt Whitman

« I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy, but a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside me. » ~Lupita Nyong’o

« I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers and nothing but the thread which binds them is my own. » ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

« I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness. That it yearns to be carried away. » ~Anon

« If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. » ~Audra Foveo

« If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. » ~Osho

« In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. » ~Kozuko Okakura

« In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. » ~Abram L. Urban

« In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. » ~Albert Schweitzer

« In the language of flowers the white chrysanthemum represents truth and honesty. » ~S (Each Day Anew)

« In your heart is a volcano. How shall you expect flowers to bloom? » ~Khalil Gibran

« It is at the edge of a petal that love waits. » ~William Carlos Williams

« It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. » ~George Eliot

« Just as the flower is not the petal, the hues and colour, our Soul is not just the physical presence we have; but it’s beyond the existence of it. Just as a bud becomes a flower; in flowering with all its essence, we must also strive to flower into a beautiful living. And remember the essence of a beautiful life is Love and Kindness. » ~V.E.D.

« Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… » ~Susan Polis Shutz

« Little flower, but if I could understand what you are, root and all in all, I should know what God and man is. » ~Tennyson

« Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. » ~Georges Bernanos

« Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you. » ~Edward Payson Rod

« Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works it’s sweet miracles undaunted by Autumn frost or Winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all year, and blessing those who give and those who receive. » ~Louisa May Alcott

« Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. I paint them. » ~Erika Just

« Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. » ~John W. Gardner

« Nothing quite like a bright spay of yellow to brighten the winter blues. » ~Solo:The Independent Traveler

« Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. » ~Conor Oberst

« People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. » ~Iris Murdoch

« Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. » ~Heinrich Heine

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank… and had midnight swims…” ~Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things from Goodreads

« The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. » ~Auguste Rodin

« The earth laughs in flowers. » ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

« The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. » ~Jean Giraudoux

« The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. » ~Gertrude S. Wister

« The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. » ~Chinese Proverb

« The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days. » ~Robert Leighton

« The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. » ~William Wordsworth

« The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction. » ~Chanakya

« The inner complexity and form of a flower is awe-inspiring. » -Anon

« The nature of This Flower is to bloom. » ~Alice Walker

« The next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless… remain that way, say nothing and listen as heaven whispers, ‘Did you like it? I did it just for you.' » ~Max Lucado

« The splendour of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. » ~Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

« Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers. » ~Henry Walter Bates

« There are always flowers for those who want to see them. » ~Henri Matisse

« ‘Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. » ~William Cowper on Liberty

« To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. » ~Beverly Nichols

« To wander in the fields of flowers pull the thorns from your Heart. » ~Rumi

« We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces. » ~Richard Le Gallienne

« We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers. » ~Richard Henry Stoddard

« What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry. » ~Laurie Lee

« What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. » ~Joseph Addison

« When mindfulness embraces those around you, they will bloom 1ike flowers. » ~Anon

« Where flowers bloom so does hope. » ~Lady Bird Johnson

« Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought. » ~Sophie Scholl

« With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. » ~Lope de Vega

« You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers. » ~Walter C. Hagen

« You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation. » ~Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

« Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. » ~an imaginary view of a blind patient told to another patient in exquisite details sourced from the article of Encouragement.



« Around the pillars of the palm-tree bower
The orchids cling, in rose and purple spheres;
Shield-broad the lily floats; the aloe flower
Foredates its hundred years. »
~Bayard Taylor, Canopus


« Be flowers
In these troubled times
smoked out with coal
Be roses and lilies. »
~Charles Cros


It’s nearly spring…A Sonnet for Springtime.

Gazing with love at the world around me
Seeing the flowers in full bloom
A kaleidoscope of colours in harmony
Washing away Winter’s gloom
Suddenly life erupts noisily in the air
A flurry of forms all excited
That the world is renewed
by Nature’s tender care…

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