"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends."

-Okakura Kakuzo

"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."

-Theodore Roethke

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

-Susan Polis Schutz

"Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet."

-Jeremy Bentham

"If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment."

--Georgia O'Keeffe

"I must have flowers, always, and always."

-Claude Monet

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."

-Lady Bird Johnson

"Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The earth laughs in flowers."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."

--John Ruskin

The Flower That Smiles To-Day

By Percy Shelley

The flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies.
What is this world’s delight?
Lightning that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright.

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.