Flower Quotes. For Lover's Inspiration

Flowers have important symbolic meanings and many cultures around the world have a marked tendency to associate flowers with femininity. Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty, and passion. Flowers within art are also representative of the female genitalia.

The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses... ah... the red roses are for love triumphant.
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Flower Quotes

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons.
- Kahlil Gibran

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

A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
- Honore de Balzac

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
- Honore De Balzac

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A flower can not blossom without sunshine, and man can not live without love.
- Max Muller

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
David Herbert Lawrence

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

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
- Saadi

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
- Honore De Balzac

Rose

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
- Thomas More

I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart.
- Jon English

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
- Kahlil Gibran

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
- Clive Bell

Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.
- Gordon Getty

All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Sweet

And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies.
- Christopher Marlowe

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
- William C. Bryant

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
- Katharine Lee Bates

Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.
- Henri Poincare

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
- Isaac Hayes

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- George William Curtis

Love and a red rose can't be hid.
- Thomas Holcroft

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

My half-suppressed Canadian years, my whole childhood and youth, rose like a corpse from the bottom of the sea to confront me.
- Ross MacDonald

Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
- Arthur Miller

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

The rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.
- Angelus Silesius

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

One rose says more than the dozen.
- Wendy Craig

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

Flower Quotes

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.
- Ray Evans

Funny

If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: "I'm cheap!"
- Delta Burke

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
- Alan Bennett

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
- Malcolm De Chazal

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
- William Wordsworth

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
- John Dewey

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.
- Malcolm De Chazal