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- Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
- Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- If you enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower.
- A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
- Chinese Proverb
- Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.
- Clare Ansberry, The Women of Troy Hill
- Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)
- A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
- I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.
- Herbert Rappaport
- 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 (1763 - 1825)
- Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet.
- Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)
- I have seen flowers come in stony places
And kind things done by men with ugly faces
And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races,
So I trust too.
- John Masefield (1878 - 1967)
- Flowers are words even a baby can understand.
- Quentin Crisp
- Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.
- Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
- A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
- This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2