Flowers Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old flowers quotes, flowers sayings, and flowers proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.     

Christian Dior

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.     

Henry Ward Beecher

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.     

Emma Goldman

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.     

Jean Giraudoux

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

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.     

Luther Burbank

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.     

Gerard de Nerval

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.     

Sigmund Freud

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.     

Antonio Porchia

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.     

William Wordsworth

The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams.     

Lewis Thompson

The flowers take the tears of weeping night, and give them to the sun for the day's delight.     

Joseph Cotter

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.     

Chinese Proverb

The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand.     

Sir Francis Bacon

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.     

Indian Proverb

Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little color.     

Lady Bird Johnson

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.     

D. H. Lawrence

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.     

Walt Whitman

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.     

Beverly Nichols

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character.     

Lydia M. Child

Flowers bring to a liberal and gentlemanly mind, the remembrance of honesty, comeliness, and all kinds of virtue.     

John Gerard

Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.     

Gertrude S. Wister

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

Georgia O'Keeffe

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.     

John Ruskin

Flowers knew how to preach divinity before men knew how to dissect and botanize them.     

H.N. Hudson

Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.     

Adabella Radici

Flowers are words which even a babe may understand.     

Arthur Cleveland Coxe