QuoteProverbs

Flowers

Flowers bring color in this world. Here is a collection of quotes and proverbs in which flowers are mentioned. For a similar collection in Dutch language see: bloemen.



"You are my garden of beautiful roses,
My own rose, my one rose, that's you!"

Whose Body?
Dorothy L. Sayers


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

Chinese proverb


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.

The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
About Goldberry


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.


Bless the flowers and the weeds, my birds and bees.

Unknown source


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


Butterflies come to pretty flowers.

Korean


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

Rabindranath Tagore


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.


Everything was curved to fit the walls: the stove, the sink and the cupboards, and all of it had been painted with flowers, insects and birds in bright primary colours.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling


Flower of this purple dye, Hit with Cupid’s archery, Sink in apple of his eye

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1590
Shakespeare


Friends are flowers that never fade.

English proverb


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.

English proverb


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.

The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
About Tom Bombadil


He told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and the good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles.

The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
About Tom Bombadil


How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

Divine Songs
Isaac Watts


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.

The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
About Tom Bombadil


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


Many flowers, few fruits.


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.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


Snakes prefer to hide under flowers.

French proverb


Splendid! They used to go up like great lilies and snapdragons and laburnums of fire and hang in the twilight all evening!

Bilbo
The Hobbit – Chapter 1 – An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins describing the fireworks of Gandalf.


The cherry blossom among flowers, the warrior among men.


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

D. H. Lawrence


The most fragrant of flowers are eaten by the green-fly.

Malawi


The rose has its thorn, the peach its worm.


The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.

Chinese proverb


The wise bee does not sip from a flower that has fallen.

China


We are getting by on our hips and hops.

A common British wartime expression
Refers to the fact that during World War II the British relied on rose hips and hops as sources for their vitamins A and C.


We called the album ‘Amarantine’ to mean everlasting. Poets use the word to describe an everlasting flower and I loved the image of that.

Enya
Amaranthus species are grown as ornamental plants for their flowers, or for their grains, or are used as a leaf vegetable.


We will be grateful to flowers only if they have born fruits.


While honey lies in every flower, it takes a bee to get the honey out.


You are like the butterfly that flies from flower to flower.


Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Song of Solomon
Bible