90 Flower Quotes To Help You See Love and Beauty in Life

Why do we love flowers?

A flower in bloom is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

These beautiful flower quotes teach you about life. They remind you to stop and be thankful for the blessings in your life while they are here.

They also give an example of sacrifice. A flower dies to make way for new growth.

If even a flower is full of wisdom, we can learn something from everyone.

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Inspirational Flower Quotes About Life

“When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.”

∼ Ramakrishna


“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”

∼ Gerard De Nerval

A pink and white flower, quote "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." -Gerard De Nerval


“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

∼ Hans Christian Anderson


“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”

∼ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.”

∼ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”

∼ John Harrigan


A yellow flower against a black background, quote "Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light" -Theodore Roethke


“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

∼ Theodore Roethke


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

∼ Luther Burbank


“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

∼ Pablo Neruda


“Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.”

∼ Paul A.M. Dirac


“I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!”

∼Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters


“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.”

∼Robert Leighton


Flowers on a cloudy day, quote "The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days." -Robert Leighton

“You won’t improve results by pulling out the flowers and watering the weeds.”

∼ Peter Lynch


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

∼ Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The earth laughs in flowers.”

∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.”

∼Jeremy Bentham


“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.”

∼ John Ruskin


“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

∼Lady Bird Johnson


Sunflower against a green background, quote "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." -Lady Bird Johnson

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

∼ Claude Monet


“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”

∼ Susan Polis Schutz


“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

∼ Oscar Wilde


“Flowers don’t tell, they show.”

∼ Stephen Skeem


“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”

∼ Buddha


“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

∼Henri Matisse,The Colour of Love


“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.”

∼ Edwin Curran


“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.”

∼ Kozuko Okakura


“The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.”

∼Honore de Balzac


“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”

∼ Emma Goldman


“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

∼ Indian Proverb


“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.”

∼ Chinese Proverb


“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.”

∼ Dodinsky


“I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.”

∼ D. Antoinette Foy


“Choose what makes your heart bloom” ~Dhiman


Photo of a field of pink flowers, quote "Choose what makes your heart bloom" ~Dhiman


Flower Quotes About Beauty

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”

∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”

∼ Jim Carrey


“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.”

∼ Miranda Kerr


“The Japanese say, if the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.”

∼ Lester Cole


“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.”

∼ Terri Guillemets


“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, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.”

∼ Lydia M. Child


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

∼ Henry Beecher


“One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.”

∼ Susan Wittig Albert


A picture of an orange flower against a black background, quote "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most are and beautiful of all"


“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

∼ the Emperor from Mulan


“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”

∼ Max Muller


“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

∼ Viktor Hugo


“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”

∼ John Lennon


“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.’

∼ Claudia Adrienne Grandi


“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”

∼ Helen Keller


“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

∼ Stevie Wonder


“In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.”

∼ Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love


“Yes, just like those flowers. There’s something strained, but there’s beauty in that. Something like that”

∼ Koushun Takami, Battle Royale


Funny Flower Quotes

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

∼ D.H. Lawrenc


“You love flowers, but you cut them. You love animals, but you eat them. You tell me you love me, so now I’m scared!”

∼ Anonymous


“One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.”

∼ Marcelene Cox


“A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.”

∼ Ruth Brown


“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.”

∼ Doug Larson


“Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.”

∼Marcelene Cox


“I’m very romantic. I’ve emptied flower shops.”

∼ Bob Hoskins


“Gardening is just another day at the Plant.”

∼ Anonymous


“Earth is a flower and it’s pollinating.”

∼ Neil Young


“Earth laughs in flowers.”

∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”


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

∼ Beverly Nichols


“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”

∼Tennessee Williams, Camino Real


“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers.”

∼ Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls


Rose Quotes

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”

∼William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”


“A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.”

∼ Matshona Dhliwayo


“If you love a rose, you have to love its thorns too.”

∼ Matshona Dhliwayo


“A rose does not lose its beautiful scent because it grew in dirt.”

∼ Matshona Dhliwayo


A picture of a single red rose, quote "a bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses"

“A Bit of Fragrance Always Clings to the Hand That Gives Roses.”

~Chinese Proverb


“In this universe there might grow roses which sing.”

~Stephen King, It


Flower Bible Verses

Matthew 6:28 ESV

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,


1 Peter 1:24 ESV

For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,


Psalm 103:15 ESV

As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field


Job 14:2 ESV

He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.


Galatians 5:22 ESV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.


James 1:10-11 ESV

And the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.


Matthew 6:28-29 ESV

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.


Song of Solomon 1:14 ESV

My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi


Matthew 13:3-9 ESV

And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A sower went out to sow.And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.He who has ears, let him hear.


Sad Flower Quotes and Truths

Even the prettiest flower will die one day. It’s nature’s way of teaching us that nothing lasts forever.



“The flower that once has blown forever dies.”

∼ Omar Khayyam


“Flowers grow out of dark moments.”

∼ Corita Kent, Moments of 1984


“The flower fades that is not looked upon.”

∼Edward Counsel, Maxims


“Flowers whisper “Beauty!” to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall”

∼ Dr. Sun Wolf


“A flower knows, when its butterfly will return, and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand; but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon, when I don’t know, if you will ever come back.”

∼ Sanober Khan


Flower Love Quotes

“A weed is but an unloved flower.”

∼Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“Who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky–filled with pretty people?
( and if you and I should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody’s ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone’s
in love and flowers pick themselves”

∼ e.e. cummings, Collected Poems


“Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.”

∼ Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic


“I’ll cover you in flowers someday, Julie-girl.”

∼ Lurlene McDaniel, Don’t Die, My Love


“The stems stood tall and straight, one series arranged in a single line, the other in a crudely shaped heart, the final one in the shape of the letter U. I love you.”

∼ Lurlene McDaniel, Don’t Die, My Love


“In love, treat your relationship as if you are growing the most beautiful flower. Keep watering it, tend to its roots, give it lots of sunlight, and always make sure the petals are full of color and are never curling. Once you neglect your plant, it will die, as will your relationship.”

∼ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


“I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!”

∼ Akilnathan Logeswaran



Edelweiss Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

∼Robin Spielberg / Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein Ii


Edelweiss Flower Meaning

Edelweiss, meaning “white and noble,” is a small white flower that grows primarily in the Alps of Austria and Switzerland.

The song “Edelweiss” was written for the musical “The Sound of Music,” which was sung by Christopher Plummer and the von Trapp family.

This song is a statement of Austrian patriotism representing the Captain’s resistance to the pressure to join the Nazi Navy. It also serves as the family’s goodbye to Austria before they escape the Nazis.

Captain Von Trap is mourning the loss of his country by singing about the flower found all over Austria and represents life there as they know it.

Edelweiss was chosen as the song written by Robin Spielberg, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein Ii because, despite its small size, it was strong enough to survive the Nazi invasion.

This inspiring song and flower give hope to everyone pressured by the world’s problems.

Edelweiss flower and Edelweiss Song Lyrics


Poison Makes Weeds Stronger

Weeds adapt to poison, so you need to use more and more to kill them. Thus, weeds become a bigger problem and take more of our attention.

While our flowers either wither from neglect or become the target of our poisons.

Only a fraction of the poison meant for weeds reaches the intended target. The rest runs into the environment and enters the air, water, and food supply.

Everything is connected. Pesticides and herbicides target life, but we all live what we do for one person. You do for everyone, including yourself. Who are we to say what a weed is? And why should we let our “weeds” take our eyes off the flowers?

Worry is like poison. It will make your problems stronger and kill your blessings. You are essentially planting more weeds. Learn to ignore them because life is short. Enjoy the flowers before they are gone.

Light blue flowers, headline "Water the flowers, ignore the weeds." -agelessinvesting.com

Water the Flowers

“Water the flowers, ignore the weeds.”

Life is full of flowers, but most people focus on the weeds. You can spend your whole life trying to remove the weeds.

Sometimes, this is necessary, but we should not neglect our blessings because of a few weeds in our or our neighbor’s garden. You make room for a new weed when you pull up a weed. Instead, plant more flowers and let them grow.

What are your favorite quotes about flowers, and what do they teach you about life?


Further Reading

200 Inspirational Valentine’s Day Quotes You Need to Know

50 Quotes About Age to Make You Rethink Time and Aging

100 Rain Quotes For Enjoying Life’s Rainy Days

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