An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





To create a little flower is the labor of ages.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


To create a little flower is the labor of ages.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.


Luther Burbank (1849-1926, American horticulturist)


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 the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.


Lydia M. Child (1802-1880, American abolitionist, writer, editor)


Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.


Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)


The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life.


Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944, French diplomat, author)


The Amen of nature is always a flower.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930, British author)


'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.


Thomas Moore (1779-1852, Irish poet)


Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature.


Gerard De Nerval (1808-1855, French novelist, poet)


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 (1803-1875, French poet, historian, politician)


Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.


Theodore Roethke (1908-1963, American poet)


I hate flowers. I paint them because they're cheaper than models, and they don't move.


Georgia O'Keeffe (American painter)


When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.


Georgia O'Keeffe (American painter)


Roses fall, but the thorns remain.


Dutch Proverb (Sayings of Dutch origin)


Fair flowers are not left standing along the wayside long.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children -- honored as the jewelry of God only by them -- when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.


Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859, British author)


Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow. The way is lonely, let me feel them now.


Arabella Smith


We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May; yet the grass is green when the flower fades away.


R. Southwell


The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams.


Lewis Thompson


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


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


He does not care for flowers. Calls them rubbish, and cannot tell one from another, and thinks it is superior to feel like that.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


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


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


Flowers are as common in the country as people are in London.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


Flowers are happy things.


Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse (1881-1975, British novelist)


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