90 Flower Quotes to Remind You to Smell The Roses

What makes flowers so beautiful?

These flower quotes might help you answer that or at least provide some flowery words for a card!

It could be the aroma, vibrant color, or the shape and delicacy of the petals.

It might also be a flower’s resilience in weather and other adversities.

I think it’s human nature to marvel at how something so delicate and “weak” is so important.

What’s your favorite flower?

There are so many reminders to life’s truths disguised as beautiful flowers; if people would only look.

This includes the fact that flowers are fleeting and if you don’t “stop and smell the roses” you might miss your chance to.

Take a quick break from your busy day and enjoy these flower quotes about beauty, life lessons, joy, and even a little humor!

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Beautiful flower quotes

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

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2. “Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” Steve Maraboli

Flower Quotes about gardens

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3. “Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” — Unknown

Flower Quotes about spring

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4. “Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flower Quotes about beauty

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5. “Flowers whisper ‘Beauty!’ to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.” — Dr. SunWolf

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6. “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

7. “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

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Blooming flower quotes

8. “Every flower blooms in its own time.” — Ken Petti

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9. “A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

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10. “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” — Zen Shin

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11. “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

12. “A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it justs blooms.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

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13. “Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.” — Bryant McGill

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14. “If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

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Flowers quotes on life lessons

15. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn

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16. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” — Laurie Jean Sennott

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17. “The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.” — Robert Leighton

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18. “Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” — E.V.

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19. “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” — Luther Burbank

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20. “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” – Shannon Mullen

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21. “Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.” — Unknown

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22. “All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” — Indian Proverb

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23. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” — Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Flowers quotes to inspire you

24. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse

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

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26. “Take time to smell the roses.” —Proverb

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27. “What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!” —Roland R. Kemler

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28. “If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” —Therese of Lisieux

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29. “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

30. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen

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31. “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

32. “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once if love gives a man eyes.” —James Russell Lowell

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33. “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” A.A. Milne

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Happy and joyful flower quotes

34. “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” — John Harrigan

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35. “Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” —Clare Ansberry

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36. “In joy and in sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” — Unknown

37. “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” —Luther Burbank

38. “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” —Leo Buscaglia

39. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.” —John Lennon

40. “For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair”. —Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Funny flower quotes

41. “If you want to say it with flowers, remember that a single rose screams in your face: ‘I’m cheap!”’ — Delta Burke

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42. “At my age flowers scare me.” —George Burns

43. “If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.” —Alan Bennett

44. “A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.” —Ruth Brown

45. “Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” —Brian Clough

46. “Earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

48. “I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.” —Georgia O’Keeffe

49. “I named all my children after flowers. There’s Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial.”— Bert Williams

50. “Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don’t understand the concept.” —Paul Westerberg

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More flower quotes for people who love flowers

51. “Count the roses, not the thorns.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

52. “No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” – Sheryl Crow

53. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

54. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

55. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

56. “Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

57. “Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephan Skeem

58. “Love is like a beautiful flower that I may not touch but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller

59. “If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” – Therese of Lisieux

60. “Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” – Unknown

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Flower quotes about their gentle beauty

61. “Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” Walt Whitman

62. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” Sigmund Freud

63. “For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.”Edward Abbey

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

65. “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” -Iris Murdoch

66. “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” -Henry Ward Beecher

67. “In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. “ -Jonas Mekas

68. “Flowers grow out of dark moments.” -Corita Kent

69. “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” -Theodore Roethke

70. “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.” -Christian Dior

Flower Quotes about the Beauty of Flowers

71. “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

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72. “Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

73. “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Letitia Baldrige

74. “Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!” – Lady Bird Johnson

75. “The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.” – Therese of Lisieux

76. “Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.” – Drew Barrymore

77. “But I have always thought that these tulips must have had names. They were red, and orange and red, and red and orange and yellow, like the ember in a nursery fire of a winter’s evening. I remember them.” – Neil Gaiman, Coraline

78. “An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.” – Confucius

79. “A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” – Corina Abdulahm-Negura

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

Beautiful Flower Quotes To Celebrate Love

81. “You can’t choose to adore the flower and ignore the thorns. Love means loving every part of them, especially the unlovable parts.” ― Sarvesh Jain

82. “The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms.” — Carole Radziwill

83. “Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

84. “Don’t just be my garden paradise. Be my flower of love.” — Anthony T. Hincks

85. “Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.” — Leigh Bardugo

86. “She sprouted love like flowers, grew a garden in her mind, and even on the darkest days, from her smile the sun still shined.” — Erin Hanson

87. “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” — Claudia Adrienne Grandi

88. “Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “The flower that fades is not looked upon.” — Edward Counsel

90. “Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.” — Aaron Neville

Did you enjoy these flower quotes?

In case you are still wondering what makes flowers so beautiful, the scientific answer has to do with pollination. 

You see, nature has no regard for the fact that the human eye finds flowers pretty.

According to evolutionary biologist, Claude DePamphilis, “The beauty of the flower is a byproduct of what it takes for the plant to attract pollinators.” 

This means that dandelions are less pretty since they spread their seeds, mostly, with the help of the wind.

And the occasional dreamer of a human being, who might stop to make a wish.

The prettier flowers need the help of flying insects to reproduce, so nature lures them to the flower with color and scent.

Maybe nature should get just a little more credit since humans also use the prettiest flowers to ensure they have a chance at reproduction…

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