Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
–   Bible, Matthew 6:28-29

When you have only two pennies left in the world,
buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
–   proverb (unknown origin)

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
–   James Matthew Barrie

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
–  Abraham Lincoln

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
–    Heda Bejar

I  perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
–  Claude Monet

None can have a healthy love for flowers
unless he loves the wild ones.
–   Forbes Watson

When words escape, flowers speak.
–   Bruce W. Currie

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
–  L.B. Johnson

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made
and forgot to put a soul to.
–   Henry Ward Beckford

I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words,
half in signs, a question which meant “Is love the
sweetness of flowers?  
–   Helen Keller

The Earth Laughs in Flowers
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
–  Victor Hugo

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