Quotes about Flowers

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I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) – Desert Solitaire “Cliffrose and Bayonets”, p. 25 (1968)

 Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) – A Long Fatal Love Chase, 1866, Dell Publishing reprint, 1995, p 11.

Flowers are God’s thoughts of beauty taking form to gladden mortal gaze.
Anon

What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?
Mrs. Clara Lucas Balfour (1808-1878) – Quoted in New Cyclopædia of Prose Illustrations: Embracing allegories, analogies …ed. Elon Foster, Funk & Wagnalls, NY, 1877, p. 350.

The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) – Essays, “Of Gardens,” 1627

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