Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Flowers ... have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigor.
When flowers are full of heaven-descended dews, they always hang their heads but men hold theirs the higher the more they receive, getting proud as they get full.
Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm maintain simplicity of taste and ... unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety.
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile some have a sad expression some are pensive and diffident others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and hollyhock.
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