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The 52 Best Quotes About Flowers

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Flowers. The world wouldn’t be as beautiful without them.

As it turns out, many great authors and poets love flowers as much as we do. Here are some of the most beautiful quotes.

A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde

Flowers are happy things. P.G. Wodehouse


Flowers are love’s truest language. Park Benjamin

I draw flowers everyday on my iPhone and send them to my friends, so they get fresh flowers every morning. David Hockney

Beware of men bearing flowers. Muriel Spark

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

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature. Gerard de Nerval

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

Flowers really do intoxicate me. Vita Sackville-West

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I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice. Roland A. Browne

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Edward Abbey

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

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought. Sophie Scholl

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. Beverly Nichols

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. Chinese Proverb


In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. Kozuko Okakura

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and 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 )

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands. Japanese Proverb

Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke

A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization. Chinese Proverb

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

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

Where flowers bloom so does hope. Lady Bird Johnson

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. Lope de Vega

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

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

A rose is a rose is a rose. Gertrude Stein

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


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

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. John Ruskin

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses. Colette

To pick a flower is so much more satisfying than just observing it, or photographing it … So in later years, I have grown in my garden as many flowers as possible for children to pick. Anne Scott-James

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… Susan Polis Shutz

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


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. Gertrude S. Wister

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. Chinese Proverb

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even one solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it. Vita Sackville-West

I like flowers, I also like children, but I do not chop their heads and keep them in bowls of water around the house. George Bernard Shaw

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