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 violet flower gives the impression of shyness, growing as it does close to the protective ground and often beneath other plants, shrubs, and trees.     

Steven D. Price

Fast-fading violets covered up in leaves; / And mid-May's eldest child, / The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, / The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.     

John Keats

For Hamlet, and the trifling of his favour, / Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood, / A violet in the youth of primy nature,/ Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, / The perfume and suppliance of a minute, / No more.     

William Shakespeare

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.     

D.H. Lawrence

A tea of violet flowers and leaves soothes a headache and helps one unwind after a heavy and demanding day, and was popular as an after dinner tea in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.     

Margaret Joan Roberts

The violet was a favorite flower in ancient Greece and became the symbol of Athens, the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and also the flower of her son Priapus, the god of gardens and the male procreative power.     

Margaret Joan Roberts

Growing violets is rewarding, as they demand little and give so much in return.     

Margaret Joan Roberts

The common meadow violet grows low to the ground, usually no higher than seven inches. It bears broad, heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges on short stalks that grow from the plants base.     

Glynda Joy Nord

Although the name suggests the flower's color, the violet comes in blue, purple, white, gree, and even a pale gray form, known as the Confederate violet, referring to Rebel uniforms.     

Glynda Joy Nord

New Jersey was the fourth state to adopt the violet as a state flower.     

Glynda Joy Nord

A woman's love, deep in the heart, / Is like the violet flower, / That lifts its modest head apart / Im some sequestered bower.     

Anon

The beautiful modest flower still retains the bashful timidity of the nymph, partially concealing itself amidst foliage from the garish gaze of the sun.     

Frederic Shoberl

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.     

Anonymous

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.     

Heine

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

The superstition still survives in widely scattered countries that to dream of the violet is good luck.     

Cora Linn Daniels

To gather the first violet in spring, is to hasten the granting of one's dearest wish.     

Cora Linn Daniels

Violet is for faithfulness, / Which in me shall abide; / Hoping likewise that from your heart / You will not let it slide.     

William Shakespeare

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.     

Mark Twain

There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet.     

D.H. Lawrence