selective focus photography of pink petaled flowerPhoto Credit: Andrew Small

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

photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

The earth laughs in flowers.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
pink flowers in tilt shift lens

She is a wildflower. Let her bloom!

--Avijeet Das
photo of author Christina Rossetti with quote

Flowers preach to us if we will hear.

--Christina Rossetti
multicolored abstract painting

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

--Debasish Mridha, MD
pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens

The flower fades that is not looked upon.

--Edward Counsel
photo of author Nazr Mohammed with quote

Flowers feed the soul.

--Nazr Mohammed
pink tree

A flower blooms best in a happy pot.

--V. C. Andrews
pink rose bud closeup photo

I want my flowers while I'm alive.

--Chubby Checker
cactus flowers

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

--Charles M. Schwab
closeup photo of orange petaled flowers

Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.

--Andrew Marvell
photo of author Anne Morrow Lindbergh with quote

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

person holding yellow sunflower bouquet

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

--Anna Held
shallow focus photography of purple flower

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
cactus flowers

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

--A. A. Milne
green and red flowers

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

--Alan Bennett
blooming yellow sunflower field

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

--Antonio Porchia
photo of author Edvard Munch with quote

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

--Edvard Munch
yellow petaled flower screenshot

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

--Dorothea Dix
flowers

Flowers grow out of dark moments.

--Corita Kent
woman standing on sunflower field

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

--Christian Dior
cat with flower

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

--Stephen Richards
woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.

--Theodore Roethke
red flower in white background

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.


photo of author Walt Whitman with quote

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

--Walt Whitman
photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

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

--Sir Francis Bacon
photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

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

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
depth photography of purple petaled flowers

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

--Felix Salten
photo of author Stevie Wonder with quote

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

--Stevie Wonder
white flower with black background

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

--Sanja Boskovic
selective focus photography of sunflower

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

--Caryl Churchill
photo of author Duke Ellington with quote

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
photo of author Albert Hubbard with quote

Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted.

--Albert Hubbard
purple flowers under cloudy sky

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
flower garden

The flowers like me back.

--John H. Carroll
purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

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

--Reddit
gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

--Leigh Bardugo
purple flower in tilt shift lens

The ancients called beauty the flowering of virtue.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
pink rose in close up photography

All are nothing but flowers in a flowering universe.

--Soen Nakagawa
photo of author Rumi with quote

Everything is soul and flowering.

--Rumi
photo of author Yohji Yamamoto with quote

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

--Yohji Yamamoto
orange flowers

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

--Debasish Mridha, MD
pink flower

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

--Amrita Pritam
worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree

As flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.

--Amit Ray
photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

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
photo of author Sri Chinmoy with quote

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
selective focus of common poppy flower

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

photo of author Mary Quant with quote

Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain.

--Mary Quant
yellow sunflower in glass vase

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.


photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
photo of author Lucretius with quote

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

--Lucretius
red rose

Sweet peas were the kind of flowers fairies slept in.

--Allison Pearson
multicolored abstract painting

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

--Og Mandino
yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

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

--Dinakar Phillip
purple, white, and pink floral painting

How precious is a growing flower and a smiling child?

--Alan Maiccon
photo of author Joan Crawford with quote

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

--Joan Crawford
photo of author Leonardo da Vinci with quote

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

--Leonardo da Vinci
red tulips

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
pink and white flowers on white surface

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.

--John Ruskin
photo of author John Lennon with quote

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

--John Lennon
pink tree

We have much to hope from the flowers.

--Arthur Conan Doyle
cat with flower

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

--Mary Howitt
brown butterfly perched on flower

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

--Robert Breault
photo of author Andy Warhol with quote

I always notice flowers.

--Andy Warhol
photography of yellow petaled flowers field

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

--Emily Dickinson
photo of author Anne Morrow Lindbergh with quote

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

--Anne Morrow Lindbergh
photo of author Myrtle Reed with quote

Each separate flower has a magic all its own.

--Myrtle Reed
photo of author Rajneesh with quote

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

--Rajneesh
photo of author Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with quote

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

--Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
selective focus photography of sunflower

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

--Kahlil Gibran
photo of author William Shakespeare with quote

These flowers are like the pleasures of the world.

--William Shakespeare
photo of author Jaggi Vasudev with quote

Even if the flower is no more, still, the fragrance can be.

--Jaggi Vasudev
yellow flower field during sunset

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

--Susan Polis Schutz
orange flowers

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

--Amit Ray
yellow petaled flower screenshot

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

--Steve Maraboli
two white flowers

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

--Lady Bird Johnson
shallow focus photography of white flowers

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

--Debasish Mridha, MD
pot on window with flowers

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

--Munia Khan


purple flowers under sunny sky

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
close shot of yellow flowers

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!

--William Wordsworth
white tulip flower in close up photography

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

--Henry David Thoreau
photo of author Wendell Berry with quote

I dream of a quiet man who explains nothing and defends nothing, but only knows where the rarest wildflowers are blooming, and who goes, and finds that he is smiling not by his own will.

--Wendell Berry

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!

--Lady Bird Johnson
purple petaled flower

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.

--Okakura Kakuzo
photo of about to bloom lotus flower

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

--Lady Bird Johnson
monarch butterfly perched on pink flower in close up photography during daytime

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

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
photo of author John of Kronstadt with quote

Flowers are the remnants of paradise on earth.

--John of Kronstadt
pink rose in close up photography

He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.

--Andre Gide
sunflower

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

--Rumi
pink rose bud closeup photo

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

--Oscar Wilde
red rose wallpaper

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
pink and white tulips on white surface

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

--Osho
photo of author Claude Monet with quote

I must have flowers, always, and always.

--Claude Monet
red rose illustration

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

--Sensei Ogui
shallow depth of field photography of sunflower

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
selective focus photography of brown and black butterfly flying near blooming purple petaled flowers

Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

--Lorde
selective focus photography of pink petaled flower

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