I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

- Claude Monet (1840-1926)

If a man finds himself with bread in both hands, he should exchange one loaf for some flowers of narcissus, because the loaf feeds the body, but the flowers feed the soul.

- Muhammad (570-632)

One of the most attractive things about
the flowers is their beautiful reserve.

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.

- Zenkei Shibayama

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on? ......

- Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

It is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower. But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee,
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,And to both, the bee and the flower,
The giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy."

-Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)

Earth laughs in flowers.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia; while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness, their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.

Edgar Quinet, 1825

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

- William Blake (1757-1827)

Heaven is beneath our feet as well as over our heads.

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions, they're killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? "Sweetheart, let's make up. Have this deceased squirrel."

- The Washington Post

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

- Indian Proverb

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