At my age flowers scare me.
To a real anarchist a poke in the eye is better than a bunch of flowers. It makes him see stars.(Arthur) Joyce Lunel Cary
Through breaks of the cedar and sycamore bowers Struggles the light that is love to the flowers; And, softer than slumber and sweeter than singing, The notes of the bell-birds are running and ringing. The silver-voiced bell-birds, the darlings of daytime! They sing in September their songs of the May-time.
The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore,And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream no more.william cullen bryant
Fall on me like a silent dew,Or like those maiden showersWhich, by the peep of day, do strewA baptism o’er the flowers.Robert Herrick
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.Edvard Munch
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.samuel rutherford
I like to think how easily Nature will absorb London as she absorbed the mastodon, setting her spiders to spin the winding-sheet and her worms to fill in the grave, and her grass to cover it pitifully up, adding flowers - as an unknown hand added them to the grave of Nero.edward thomas
I thought that prattling boys and girls Would fill this empty room; That my rich heart would gather flowers From childhood's opening bloom. One child and two green graves are mine, This is God's gift to me; A bleeding, fainting, broken heart This is my gift to Thee.elizabeth payson prentiss
Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.Gertrude Stein
As a human being it is just my nature to enjoy and share philosophy. I do this in the same way that some birds are eagles and some doves, some flowers lilies and some roses.alan watts
The learned Brahmin attempts to prove the impossibility of an adoration of the Deity, saying that which cannot be considered, cannot be worshipped. Should the learned Brahmin consider a full conception of the nature, essence, or qualities of the Supreme Being, or a physical picture truly representing the Almighty power, with offerings of flowers, leaves, viands, as essential to adoration, I agree with the learned Brahmin with respect to the impossibility of the worship of God.Glyn richards
Call us not weeds, we are flowers of the sea.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.thomas moore
And leaves of that shy plant, (Her flowers were shed) the lily of the vale, That loves the ground, and from the sun withholds Her pensive beauty; from the breeze her sweets.william wordsworth
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.ralph waldo emerson
To strew thy green with flowers; the yellows, blues, The purple violets, and marigolds.william shakespeare
The mysteries that cups of flowers infold And'all the gorgeous sights which fairies do behold.william wordsworth
... unity and inwardness; and makes the heart grow and bring forth the leaves of inward love , the flowers of ardent devotion, and the fruits of thanksgiving and praise , and makes these fruits to endure eternally , in humble grief, because of our shortcomings.
Every man who becomes heartily and understandingly a channel of the Divine beneficence, is enriched through every league of his life. Perennial satisfaction springs around and within him with perennial verdure. flowers of gratitude and gladness bloom all along his pathway, and the melodious gurgle of the blessings he bears is echoed back by the melodious waves of the recipient stream.josiah gilbert holland