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Well, flowers speak for themselves. So achingly beautiful they are! We hope you enjoy these flower quotes, and please share the beauty widely!

quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The earth laughs in flowers. with background image:

The earth laughs in flowers.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Avijeet Das: She is a wildflower. Let her bloom! with background image:

She is a wildflower. Let her bloom!

--Avijeet Das
quote by Christina Rossetti: Flowers preach to us if we will hear. with background image:

Flowers preach to us if we will hear.

--Christina Rossetti
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Flowers are the smiles of earth inviting you to enjoy the beauty of love. with background image:

Flowers are the smiles of earth inviting you to enjoy the beauty of love.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Edward Counsel: The flower fades that is not looked upon. with background image:

The flower fades that is not looked upon.

--Edward Counsel


quote by Chubby Checker: I want my flowers while I'm alive. with background image:

I want my flowers while I'm alive.

--Chubby Checker
quote by Charles M. Schwab: Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower. with background image:

Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.

--Charles M. Schwab
quote by Andrew Marvell: Gather the flowers, but spare the buds. with background image:

Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.

--Andrew Marvell
quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh: 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. with background image:

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
quote by Anne Lamott: You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want the… with background image:

You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want them if you're not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children.

--Anne Lamott
quote by Anna Held: A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet. with background image:

A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.

--Anna Held
quote by Abraham Lincoln: I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. with background image:

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

--Abraham Lincoln
quote by A. A. Milne: Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. with background image:

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

--A. A. Milne
quote by Alan Bennett: If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging. with background image:

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

--Alan Bennett
quote by Antonio Porchia: Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. with background image:

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.

--Antonio Porchia
quote by Edvard Munch: From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. with background image:

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

--Edvard Munch
quote by Dorothea Dix: The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love -- the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity. with background image:

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love -- the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.

--Dorothea Dix
quote by Corita Kent: Flowers grow out of dark moments. with background image:

Flowers grow out of dark moments.

--Corita Kent
quote by Christian Dior: After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. with background image:

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.

--Christian Dior
quote by Stephen Richards: Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right. with background image:

Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right.

--Stephen Richards
quote by Theodore Roethke: Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. with background image:

Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.

--Theodore Roethke
quote by Lydia M. Child: 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 t… with background image:

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

Longer Version:

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, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.


quote by Walt Whitman: A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. with background image:

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

--Walt Whitman
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote: The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand....

The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world. with background image:

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

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Felix Salten: Out of the earth came whole troops of flowers, like motley stars. with background image:

Out of the earth came whole troops of flowers, like motley stars.

--Felix Salten
quote by Stevie Wonder: How I wished that I could come back as a flower
To spread the sweetness of love. with background image:

How I wished that I could come back as a flower
To spread the sweetness of love.

--Stevie Wonder
quote by Sanja Boskovic: Those of you who cultivate the flowers, are like the flowers, and help make this city a city of flowers. with background image:

Those of you who cultivate the flowers, are like the flowers, and help make this city a city of flowers.

--Sanja Boskovic
quote by Caryl Churchill: I'd go without food if I could have a flower. with background image:

I'd go without food if I could have a flower.

--Caryl Churchill
quote by Duke Ellington: Passion flower
Sent from the blue above
You're a flower of love
Passion flower
Free as a star in flight
Laughing through the night. with background image:

Passion flower
Sent from the blue above
You're a flower of love
Passion flower
Free as a star in flight
Laughing through the night.

--Duke Ellington
quote by Albert Hubbard: Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted. with background image:

Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted.

--Albert Hubbard
quote by Peter, Paul and Mary: A flower's just a seed when it's young
And every flower's reaching, every flower's reaching
Every flower's reaching for the sun. with background image:

A flower's just a seed when it's young
And every flower's reaching, every flower's reaching
Every flower's reaching for the sun.

--Peter, Paul and Mary
quote by John H. Carroll: The flowers like me back. with background image:

The flowers like me back.

--John H. Carroll
quote by Reddit: If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell them; people never get the flowers while they can still smell them. with background image:

If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell them; people never get the flowers while they can still smell them.

--Reddit
quote by Leigh Bardugo: Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. with background image:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

--Leigh Bardugo
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The ancients called beauty the flowering of virtue. with background image:

The ancients called beauty the flowering of virtue.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Soen Nakagawa: All are nothing but flowers in a flowering universe. with background image:

All are nothing but flowers in a flowering universe.

--Soen Nakagawa
quote by Rumi: Everything is soul and flowering. with background image:

Everything is soul and flowering.

--Rumi
quote by Yohji Yamamoto: A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful. with background image: photo of author Yohji Yamamoto with quote: A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful....

A beautiful flower does not exist. There's only a moment when a flower looks beautiful.

--Yohji Yamamoto
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: It is the ultimate opportunity of a lifetime to try to understand the dreams and desires of a blooming flower. with background image:

It is the ultimate opportunity of a lifetime to try to understand the dreams and desires of a blooming flower.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Amrita Pritam: Peace is not just the absence of violence,peace is when the flowers bloom. with background image:

Peace is not just the absence of violence,peace is when the flowers bloom.

--Amrita Pritam
quote by Amit Ray: As flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness. with background image:

As flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.

--Amit Ray
quote by Sri Chinmoy: Inside each one of us is a beautiful flower garden. This is the garden of the soul. With each lesson we learn, the garden grows. As we lear… with background image:

Inside each one of us is a beautiful flower garden. This is the garden of the soul. With each lesson we learn, the garden grows. As we learn together, our individual gardens form a tranquil paradise.

--Sri Chinmoy
quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: We waste our best years in distilling the sweetest flowers of life into potions which, after all, do not immortalize, but only intoxicate. with background image:

We waste our best years in distilling the sweetest flowers of life into potions which, after all, do not immortalize, but only intoxicate.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

quote by Mary Quant: Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain. with background image:

Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain.

--Mary Quant
quote by Amit Ray: Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen. with background image:

Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.

--Amit Ray

Longer Version:

Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen. Mindfulness gives us the opportunity to work with the cosmic collaboration.


quote by Emily Dickinson: The older I grow the more do I love spring and spring flowers. Is it so with you? with background image:

The older I grow the more do I love spring and spring flowers. Is it so with you?

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Lucretius: For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers. with background image:

For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

--Lucretius
quote by Allison Pearson: Sweet peas were the kind of flowers fairies slept in. with background image:

Sweet peas were the kind of flowers fairies slept in.

--Allison Pearson
quote by Og Mandino: Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. with background image:

Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.

--Og Mandino
quote by Dinakar Phillip: Let your Life be a garden of peace and your smile be a bloom of flowers. with background image:

Let your Life be a garden of peace and your smile be a bloom of flowers.

--Dinakar Phillip
quote by Alan Maiccon: How precious is a growing flower and a smiling child? with background image:

How precious is a growing flower and a smiling child?

--Alan Maiccon
quote by Joan Crawford: Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead. with background image:

Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead.

--Joan Crawford
quote by Leonardo da Vinci: A clever man without wisdom is like a beautiful flower without fragrance. with background image:

A clever man without wisdom is like a beautiful flower without fragrance.

--Leonardo da Vinci
quote by Vicki Lewis Thompson: The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams. with background image:

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

--Vicki Lewis Thompson
quote by John Ruskin: Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. with background image:

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.

--John Ruskin
quote by John Lennon: Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; 
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow. with background image:

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.

--John Lennon
quote by Arthur Conan Doyle: We have much to hope from the flowers. with background image:

We have much to hope from the flowers.

--Arthur Conan Doyle
quote by Mary Howitt: He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower. with background image:

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.

--Mary Howitt
quote by Robert Breault: I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. with background image:

I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers.

--Robert Breault
quote by Andy Warhol: I always notice flowers. with background image:

I always notice flowers.

--Andy Warhol
quote by Emily Dickinson: The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee. with background image:

The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Flowers always have it -- poise, completion, fulfillment, perfection. with background image:

Flowers always have it -- poise, completion, fulfillment, perfection.

--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

quote by Rajneesh: The heart is like a flower. Unless it is open, it cannot release its fragrance into the world. with background image:

The heart is like a flower. Unless it is open, it cannot release its fragrance into the world.

--Rajneesh
quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. with background image:

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you.

--Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
quote by Khalil Gibran: Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun. with background image:

Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.

--Khalil Gibran
quote by William Shakespeare: These flowers are like the pleasures of the world. with background image:

These flowers are like the pleasures of the world.

--William Shakespeare

quote by Susan Polis Schutz: Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair. with background image:

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.

--Susan Polis Schutz
quote by Amit Ray: Mindfulness gives us the power to understand our deep connection with the trees, flowers, stars, sun and the moon. with background image:

Mindfulness gives us the power to understand our deep connection with the trees, flowers, stars, sun and the moon.

--Amit Ray
quote by Steve Maraboli: You're frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds. with background image:

You're frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.

--Steve Maraboli
quote by Lady Bird Johnson: Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little color. with background image:

Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little color.

--Lady Bird Johnson
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Be a tree of love and let it bloom with flowers of happiness. with background image:

Be a tree of love and let it bloom with flowers of happiness.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Munia Khan: When you bloom like a blossom, you must help other flower buds to bloom too. with background image:

When you bloom like a blossom, you must help other flower buds to bloom too.

--Munia Khan
quote by Melody Lee: Wildflowers can't be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky, and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean. with background image:

Wildflowers can't be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky, and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.

--Melody Lee
quote by Henry David Thoreau: One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve. with background image:

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

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Lady Bird Johnson: Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart! with background image:

Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!

--Lady Bird Johnson
quote by Okakura Kakuzo: In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. with background image:

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.

--Okakura Kakuzo
quote by Lady Bird Johnson: Where flowers bloom, so does hope. with background image:

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

--Lady Bird Johnson
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Love is like wildflowers; it's often found in the most unlikely places. with background image:

Love is like wildflowers; it's often found in the most unlikely places.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by John of Kronstadt: Flowers are the remnants of paradise on earth. with background image:

Flowers are the remnants of paradise on earth.

--John of Kronstadt
quote by Andre Gide: He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. with background image:

He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.

--Andre Gide
quote by Rumi: I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being. with background image:

I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.

--Rumi
quote by Oscar Wilde: A flower blossoms for its own joy. with background image:

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Chinese Proverb: When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. with background image:

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
quote by Osho: Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. with background image:

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

--Osho
quote by Claude Monet: I must have flowers, always, and always. with background image:

I must have flowers, always, and always.

--Claude Monet
quote by Sensei Ogui: A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. with background image:

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

--Sensei Ogui
quote by Miranda Kerr: A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.
All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too. with background image:

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.
All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.

--Miranda Kerr
quote by Martin Firrell: The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers. with background image:

The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.

--Martin Firrell
quote by Ikkyu Sojun: Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. with background image:

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.

--Ikkyu Sojun
quote by Victor Hugo: Life is the flower for which love is the honey. with background image:

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

--Victor Hugo
quote by William Wordsworth: That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in… with background image:

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

--William Wordsworth
quote by Stefano Gabbana: To me, flowers are happiness. with background image:

To me, flowers are happiness.

--Stefano Gabbana
quote by Robert Fortune: One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. with background image:

One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers.

--Robert Fortune
quote by Rachel Lambert Mellon: Wild flowers grow where they will. with background image:

Wild flowers grow where they will.

--Rachel Lambert Mellon
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