A morning-glory at my window
satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman

   

As I hold the flower in my hand and think of trying to describe it, I realize how poor a creature I am, how impotent are words in the presence of such perfection.

Celia Thaxter

      
There is not the least flower but seems to hold up its head, and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its Heavenly Maker.

Robert South
  

If one finds oneself with bread in both hands, that person should exchange one loaf for some flowers of the narcissus, because the loaf feeds the body, but the flowers feed the soul.

Mohammed

   

Fortunate are the nations that can build wooden houses.  Because wood breathes, transforms, deteriorates, like us.  It is also important to have flowers and plants where we live, because they breathe, too.  Contemplating a flower for three seconds can be a captivating solitary journey back to original geometry, which is always revitalizing.

Henry Skolimowski
   
What a desolate place would be a world without flowers.  It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.  Are not flowers the stars of the earth?  And are not our stars the flowers of heaven?

Clara Balfour

 

For the Infinite has sowed his name in the heavens in burning stars,
but on the earth he has sowed his name in tender flowers.

Jean Paul Richter

  

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Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joy, and fears,
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.


William Wordsworth

 

When we look deeply into the heart of a flower, we
see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth,
and everything else in the cosmos in it.
Without clouds there could be no rain,
and without rain there would be no flower.


Thich Nhat Hanh

    

Flowers and fruits are always fit presents,--flowers,
because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world.


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Earth laughs in flowers.

  
If you would attain to your highest, go look upon a flower;
what the flower does willessly, that do willingly.

Johann von Schiller
   

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you that even Solomon
in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Jesus of Nazareth

   
And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.

William Wordsworth
    

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.

Robert Leighton

   

The amen of Nature is always a flower.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

   

More than anything,
I must have flowers,
always, always.

Claude Monet

I perhaps owe becoming
a painter to flowers.

   

 Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.

Henry Ward Beecher

   

  
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.

Kozuko Okakura
  
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.

The Koran

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

I'd rather have roses on my table
than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

  

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.
Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive
and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright,
like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.


Henry Ward Beecher

   

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The flowers are nature's jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.

George Croly

  

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

   







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To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music;
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Henry T. Tuckerman
   

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they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.

Luther Burbank

  



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