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The Iris

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacredflower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. - Hanna No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

Quotes about Flowers

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin

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

If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.- Alice Walker
If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Audra Foveo

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. ~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
Where flowers bloom so does hope.- Lady Bird Johnson

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.- Persian Proverb

Flowers are love's truest language.- Park Benjamin

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits. - William Carlos Williams

Take time to smell the roses.-Gardening Cliches

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. - Lope de Vega

True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades. - Evelyn Loeb