100 of My Favorite Flower Quotes

My love of flowers runs deep. And I love that flowers have been a muse for some incredible literature and thought makers. I’ve gathered some of my favorite flower quotes to share with you. May these thoughtful and powerful words be like a little bouquet to your soul, and inspire, uplift and cheer you on. Here’s a curated list of over 100 of my favorite flower quotes organized by category. Enjoy! xo Emily


Where flowers bloom so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

To Plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn

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

Robert Leighton


Gorgeous Dahlias and Marigolds designed in a glass terrarium Photo by Ty Mecham Design by Flowers with Emily


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


Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.

John Lennon

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Caludia 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

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

Max Muller

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love- the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.

Dorothy Dix

I think of love and marriage in the same way I do plants: We have perennials and annuals. the perennial plant blooms, goes away, and comes back. The annual blooms for just a season, and then winter arrives and takes it out for good. But it’s still enriched the soil for the next flower to bloom. In the same way, no love is wasted.

Glennon Doyle Melton


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


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

Lester Cole

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is moe than all.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

D.H. Lawrence

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

Luther Burbank

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculpted flower.

William Cullen Bryant

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.

Russell M. Nelson


Soft Pink Ranunculus, Craspedia, and greens. Photo By Ty Mecham & Design by Flowers With Emily


Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.


Instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

George MacDonald

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.

Okakura Kakuzo

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

Be honest, but nice, be a flower not a weed.

Aaron Neville


How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flowers is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

William Wordsworth

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

Hans Christian Anderson

From the seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation.

Jesse Jackson


The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

Rabindranath Tagore

My Books are, in a way, a record of my life- that part of it that came to flower and fruit in my mind.

John Burroughs

Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that.

Hubert de Givenchy

To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

William Blake

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

John Dewey


Trio of Bud Vases In Green. Photo by Ty Mecham & Design By Flowers with Emily


Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.

Alan Kay

Flowers don’t tell they show.

Stephanie Skeem

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up 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

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

Luther Burbank

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

Rabindranath Tagore

A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.

Matshona Dhilwayo


Happiness is the natural flower of duty

Phillips Brooks

For Happiness one needs security but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.

John Harrigan

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

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

To be flowers are happiness.

Stefano Gabbana



Every flower blooms in its own time.

Ken Petti

Every flower must grow through dirt.

Laurie Jean Sennott

Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.


Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.

Shannon Mullen

Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.


Not matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.

Sheryl Crow

If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.

Matshona Dhilwayo


Fall Leaves & Peonies by Candlelight Photo by Ty Mecham & Design by Flowers With Emily


One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.

Loren Eiseley

Pick a flower on earth and you move to the farthest star.

Paul Dirac

I don’t believe in an outside agent that creates the world, then walks away. But I feel very strongly there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body. And it is that intelligence that, I wouldn’t say created the universe. It is creating the universe. It’s an ongoing process.

Eckhart Tolle

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

Jean Giraudoux

Mother Nature

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

Edwin Curran

Earth is a flower and it’s pollinating

Neil Young

The Amen of nature is always a flowers.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

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

D.H. Lawrence


When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.

Paul Cezanne

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

Alan Bennett

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.

Oscar Wilde

The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly.

Ecouchard Le Brun


Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right.

Stephen Richards

Every Flower is a soul blossoming in nature

Gerard De Nerval

Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and tough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.

Beatrix Potter

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it



Red Coxcomb Flowers styled in various vases Photo by Ty Mecham  & Design by Flowers With Emily


Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.

Lady Bird Johnson

Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Rabindranath Tagore


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

Jeremy Bentham

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

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

That thought the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

William Wordsworth

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

Susan Wittig Albert

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A weed is but an unloved flower.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.

Steve Maraboli

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.

James Russell Lowell


Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.

Bryant McGill

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

Theodore Roethke

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Gerard De Verval

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that the adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.

Matshona Dhilwayo

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Joseph Joubert

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.

William Wordsworth

Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.

Joseph Conrad


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

Susan Polis Schutz

A flower blooms for its own joy.

Oscar Wilde

I must have flowers, always, and always.

Claude Monet

I always like to have flowers on the table. I think they make it look special.

Ina Garten


Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.

S. Brown

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.

Bishop Reginald Heber

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

Pablo Neruda

Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

So many inspiring words, all flower quotes! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my collection of beautiful words and thoughts inspired by my favorite, flowers.

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