Flowers Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old flowers quotes, flowers sayings, and flowers proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. Christian Dior
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. Jean Giraudoux
Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. Jim Carrey
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. Luther Burbank
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard de Nerval
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. Antonio Porchia
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth
The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams. Lewis Thompson
The flowers take the tears of weeping night, and give them to the sun for the day's delight. Joseph Cotter
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. Chinese Proverb
The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand. Sir Francis Bacon
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Indian Proverb
Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little color. Lady Bird Johnson
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. D. H. Lawrence
A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. Beverly Nichols
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 their character. Lydia M. Child
Flowers bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind, the remembrance of honesty, comeliness, and all kinds of virtue. John Gerard
Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy. Robert G. Ingersoll
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. Gertrude S. Wister
If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment. Georgia O'Keeffe
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. John Ruskin
Flowers knew how to preach divinity before men knew how to dissect and botanize them. H.N. Hudson
Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God. Henry Ward Beecher
A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. Adabella Radici
Flowers are words which even a babe may understand. Arthur Cleveland Coxe
Where flowers bloom so does hope. Lady Bird Johnson
Flowers are love's truest language. Park Benjamin
In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends. Okakura Kakuzō
A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde
Flowers are the music of the earth. Marty Rubin
Flowers are not made by singing Oh, how beautiful, and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke
One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve. Henry David Thoreau
The flowers take the tears of weeping night and give them to the sun for day's delight. Joseph S. Cotter, Sr.
Every flower must grow through dirt. Laurie Jean Sennott
Wildflowers don't care where they grow. Dolly Parton
Flowers feed the soul. Hadith Mohammed
Look at the flowers-for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. Osho
Whatever is truly alive must die. Look at the flowers; only plastic flowers never die. Anthony De Mello
Flowers grow out of dark moments. Corita Kent
Flowers are happy things. P G Wodehouse
The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; But beauty faded has no second spring. Ambrose Philips
No flower wants to be at home when it is raining outside! Mehmet Murat Idan
If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. Andrew Mason
To me, flowers are happiness. Stefano Gabbana
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A.A. Milne
It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. Arundhati Roy
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flower. Basho
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. Buddha
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. Chanakya
How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor! Colette
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie
Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts. Dodinsky
Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would. E.V.
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. Edna St. Vincent Millay
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! Edward Abbey
Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound. Edwin Curran
I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought! Elizabeth Gaskell
Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks. There is something strange about them, at once vivid and secret, like flowers traced in fire in the phantasmal garden of a witch. G.K. Chesterton
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. Georges Bernanos
A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower – the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower – lean forward to smell it – maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking – or give it to someone to please them. Still – in a way – Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to having a friend takes time. Georgia O’Keeffe
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. Heinrich Heine
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. Helen Keller
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or 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
I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. Herbert Rappaport
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition. Honoré de Balzac
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. Ikkyu Sojun
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
Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody. J. D. Salinger
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet. Jeremy Bentham
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. John Harrigan
Love is the flower you’ve got to let it grow. John Lennon
One by one she slew her fears, and then planted a flower garden over their graves. John Mark Green
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. Kahlil Gibran
Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. Mamata Banerjee
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. Max Muller
In the garden the door is always open into the "holy" - growth, birth, death. Every flower holds the whole mystery in its short cycle, and in the garden we are never far away from death, the fertilizing, good, creative death. May Sarton
Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers. May Sarton
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. Pablo Neruda
A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: ‘Aren’t you tired of waiting?’ ‘Yes,’ answers the rose, ‘but if I close my petals, I will wither and die. Paulo Coelho
Always grow flowers, as that will make your way full of flowers. Never grow thorns, as that will make your way thorny. Never want to target someone on an arrow. You may become the target of that arrow. Never make a well in the way of someone. As you may pass by that way sometime. Rahman Baba
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn. Rumi
Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right. Stephen Richards
Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden. Steve Maraboli
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair. Susan Polis Schutz
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. Vernon Howard
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. Victor Hugo
Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo
You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. Walter Hagen
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. Zen Shin