Violet Sayings and Quotes

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

The purple heath and golden broom On moory mountains catch the gale, over lawns the lily sheds perfume, the violet in the vale.     

James Montgomery

Each violet peeps from its dwelling to gaze at the bright stars above.     

Heinrich Heine

The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.     

William Cullen Bryant

The tender violet bent in smiles to elves that sported nigh, tossing the drops of fragrant dew to scent the evening sky.     

Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers.     

Fran Lebowitz

The violets were past their prime, yet their departing breath was sweeter, in the blast of death, than all the lavish fragrance of the time.     

James Montgomery Boice

The violets of five seasons reappear and fade, unseen by any human eye.     


A violet by a mossy stone half hidden from the eye; Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky.     

William Wordsworth

The violets prattle and titter, and gaze on the stars high above.     


Purple puts us in touch with the part of ourselves that is regal. Purple is the queen in all women; it helps us keep our backs straight and heads held high.     

Byllye Avery

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.     

Tennessee Williams

The violet thinks, with her timid blue eye, to pass for a blossom enchantingly shy.     

Frances S. Osgood

Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet.     

Diane Ackerman