Proverbs and Quotes about Flowers

Flowers are often use in proverbs and quotes. Please enjoy this collection of proverbs and quotes about flowers.



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"Just living is not enough" said the butterfly fairy, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen

"You are my garden of beautiful roses,
My own rose, my one rose, that's you!"
Dorothy L. Sayers
Source: Whose Body?

A flower blooms more than once.
If you miss something, you can get another chance later.

A fruit-bearing tree is known by its flowers.

A new year is unfolding - like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
(unknown author)

A rose has thorns, a cat has claws; certainly both are worth the risk.

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.

About her feet in wide vessels of green and brown earthenware, white water-lilies were floating, so that she seemed to be enthroned in the midst of a pool.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
About Goldberry

An old man loved is a winter with flowers.

And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised.
Francois de Malherbe

April showers bring May flowers.
Something bad today may result in something better in the future.

Around a flowering tree, there are many insects.

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.
John Lubbock

Bless the flowers and the weeds, my birds and bees.
(unknown author)

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.

Butterflies come to pretty flowers.

By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore

Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.
Rabindranath Tagore

Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.

Even the white lily casts a shadow.

Every flower of the field, every fiber of a plant, every particle of an insect carries with it the impress of its Maker and can—if duly considered—read us lectures of ethics or divinity.
Thomas Pope Blount

Every rose has its thorn.
Every good thing has an unpleasant side.

Everything in the garden is rosy.
Everything is satisfactory.

Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid's archery,
Sink in apple of his eye.
William Shakespeare
Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1590

Friends are flowers that never fade.

From the same flower the bee extracts honey and the wasp gall.

Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.
Brian Ingalls

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

He told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
About Tom Bombadil

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
Victor Hugo

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
Isaac Watts
Source: Divine Songs

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby, it just happens every day.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Paint it Black Lyrics

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Louis Armstrong
Source: Lyrics: What a Wonderful World

I'm really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow... I stay at home and watch the river flow.
George Harrison

If you would enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower.

In his hands he carried on a large leaf as on a tray a small pile of white water-lilies.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
About Tom Bombadil

It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in 'just being'. Allow nature to teach you stillness. When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.
Eckhart Tolle

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
John Lennon

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
John Lennon

Many flowers, few fruits.

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
John Steinbeck

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Samuel Johnson

Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.
Umberto Eco

Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Pushing up daisies.
To be dead.

September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.
Alexander Theroux

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
(unknown author)

Snakes prefer to hide under flowers.

Splendid! They used to go up like great lilies and snapdragons and laburnums of fire and hang in the twilight all evening!
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party
Quoted: Bilbo
Bilbo Baggins describing the fireworks of Gandalf.


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