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A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. ∼ Zen Shin

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ∼ Gerard De Nerval

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ∼ Victor Hugo

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days. ∼ Robert Leighton

Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound. ∼ Edwin Curran

Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower. ∼ John Harrigan

Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would. ∼ E. V. Rieu

With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy? ∼ Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Every flower blooms in its own time. ∼ Ken Petti

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. ∼ Audrey Hepburn

Flowers are like friends; they bring color to your world. ∼ Unknown

Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world. ∼ Bryant McGill

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots. ∼ Shannon Mullen

Every flower must grow through dirt. ∼ Laurie Jean Sennott

For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it’s not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It’s not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It’s no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he’d doing – that isn’t important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself ‘My flower’s up there somewhere…’ But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important? ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome. ∼ Matshona Dhliwayo

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ∼ Claudia Adrienne Grandi

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower“. ∼ Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales

A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it justs blooms. ∼ Matshona Dhliwayo

Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden. ∼ Steve Maraboli

Act of giving something to others is an art of flowering your heart. ∼ Vinayak

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

If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it. ∼ Matshona Dhliwayo

‘Odd’, said Miss Pettigrew conversationally, ‘the undermining effect of flowers on a woman’s common sense’. ∼ Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

We can learn so much from nature by simply observing how it works through a flower. The flower knows it is part of nature’ we have forgotten that. ∼ Thomas Sterner

No flower wants to be at home when it is raining outside! ∼ Mehmet Murat ildan

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ∼ Goldie Hawn

Not every flower belongs in every garden. ∼ Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. ∼ Luther Burbank

Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
∼ Thomas Gray, An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard

The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. ∼ Yevgeny Zamyatin, A Story About The Most Important Thing

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. ∼ Georgia O’Keefe

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals,or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case. ∼ St. Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

Love is like dried flowers sometimes. Even though you watch the petals shrink and change colour, you cannot help treasuring them.
Munia Khan

Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete. ∼ F. Scott Fitzgerald , The Great Gatsby

The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly. ∼ Ponce Denis Écouchard Le Brun

We were all born to be peaceful citizens of the world. Take care of your global garden and do not allow evil gardeners to try and convince you which flowers are ugly and which should be destroyed. This is God’s universe and he is the master gardener of all. If you see ugliness in his creations, then you see ugliness in our Creator. Wake up. If we eliminate all colors in his garden, then what would be a rainbow with only one color? And what would be a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence? ∼ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Always be friendly, always be kind,
Like the most beautiful flower that you can find.
∼ Debasish Mridha

He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival. ∼ Gemma Malley, The Declaration

Life is very tough and fragile at the same time, it never backs down or surrenders, but will break open to reveal its beauty and ugliness. As a evening primrose that blooms in the flooding moonlight, just before being trampled upon underfoot by the four-legged frost of the night. ∼ Anthony Liccione

If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awoke – Aye! and what then? ∼ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Anima Poetae from the Unpublished Note-Books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is a flower that grows on Mars. It is red and harsh and fit for our soil. It is called haemanthus. It means “blood blossom.” ∼ Pierce Brown, Red Rising

The flower replied: you fool! Do you imagine I blossom in order to be seen? I blossom for my own sake because it pleases me, not for the sake of others. My joy consists in my being and my blossoming.
∼ Irvin Yalom

I like the posture, but not the yoga.
I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium.
I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream.
Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.
∼ Roman Payne

The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.
The fool will try to plant them in the same flowerbox.
The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.
The grandparent will move the flowerbox halfway out of the sun.
The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.
The moral of the story?
Kids are smart.
∼ Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful? ∼ Kamand Kojouri

Yoga is the space where flower blossoms. ∼ Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you. ∼ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

She was an exotic flower amongst the snowdrifts, out of place, a Technicolor misfit in a monochrome Christmas movie. Thomm Quackenbush, We Shadows

I’d keep your beauty timeless.
like a flower pressed in a book, yes
I wouldn’t let it fade
Folded in the chapters of my mind.
Richard L. Ratliff

I faced the gaudy sunflower on her canvas bag – it looked hand-painted and at last my eyes fell into hers. I said, ‘Thanks for the card.’ Her smile put the sunflower to shame. She walked off. Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

Treat your relationship
As if you are growing
The most beautiful sacred flower.
Keep watering it,
Tend to the roots,
And always make sure
The petals are full of color
And are never curling.
Once you neglect your plant,
It will die,
As will your relationship.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Everyone was a rose but even more complex than a mere flower. Everyone was made up of infinitely layered petals. And everyone had something indescribably precious at the heart of their being. No one was shallow. Not really. Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair

Love
Has a way of wilting
Or blossoming
At the strangest,
Most unpredictable hour.
This is how love is,
An uncontrollable beast
In the form of a flower.
The sun does not always shine on it.
Nor does the rain always pour on it
Nor should it always get beaten by a storm.
Love does not always emit the sweetest scents,
And sometimes it can sting with its thorns.
Water it.
Give it plenty of sunlight.
Nurture it,
And the flower of love will
Outlive you.
Neglect it or keep dissecting it,
And its petals will quickly curl up and die.
This is how love is,
Perfection is a delusional vision.
So love the person who loves you
Unconditionally,
And abandon the one
Who only loves you
Under favorable
Conditions.
∼ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


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