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Wise Words Wednesdays: Flowers

Wise Words about flowers

Flowers have different meanings in different  cultures. We associate flowers with various occasions and sentiments. Much symbolism is attached to flowers. They elicit smiles, tears, and sneezing for some of us.

Camellia in the sun

Camellia in the sun

So let’s celebrate flowers with some eloquent and clever wise words. Flowers are lovely to behold…thought-provoking to ponder.

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. -Henry Beecher

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

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

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. -Kozuko Okakura

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. -Abraham Lincoln

De-stress! Stop and smell the roses this week! Think of all the poetry, prose, and photos flowers inspire. Coming up for your Foto Friday…pictures of some creatures that inspire more panic than poetry and tips on living with these Florida icons.