45 Best Flower Quotes to Inspire Growth

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

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” It’s easy to get caught up in all of the noise and chaos that surrounds us daily—we often forget to stop and appreciate the beautiful (often little) things that are consumed by the noise. Even though we’re in the midst of fall at the moment, it still doesn’t hurt to take a note from the old proverb: “take time to smell the roses.” That’s why we’ve compiled the very best flower quotes right here to inspire growth and hope in the midst of this hectic, crazy year.

You can turn to these happy quotes when the days start to get shorter and you need more energy and enthusiasm to make it through the day. Like Corita Kent said, “flowers grow out of dark moments.” Even through tough times these nature quotes can bring joy to anyone in need of a pick me up. From more personal quotes (like Arundhati Roy's “She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes”) to more basic truisms (like Aaron Neville's “Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed” comes to mind), there's something here for just about everyone.

So skim through our favorite flower quotes, and get ready to celebrate beauty, joy, and new beginnings! And if you’re needing more sunshine in your life, check out our favorite sunshine quotes and spring quotes to hold you over until you can get outside to plant those early spring flowers.

quote about flowers from gwendolyn brooks
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Gwendolyn Brooks

“We don’t ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different for ourselves.”

kobayashi issa quote about flowers
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Kobayashi Issa

“A world of grief and pain
flowers bloom—
even then.”

japanese proverb about flowers
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Japanese Proverb

“Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.”

quote about flowers from henri matisse
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Henri Matisse

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

excerpt from sam cooke's song that's heaven to me about a little flower that blooms
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Sam Cooke, "That's Heaven To Me"

“A little flower that blooms in May

A lovely sunset at the end of a day

Someone helping a stranger along the way

That's heaven to me”

flower quotes Arundhati Roy
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Arundhati Roy

"She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes."

flower quotes Stephanie Skeem
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Stephanie Skeem

"Flowers don't tell; they show."

flower quotes Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut

"Flowers didn't ask to be flowers and I didn't ask to be me."

flower quotes Edwin Curran
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Edwin Curran

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

flower quotes Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Edna St. Vincent Millay

"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one."

flower quotes Ecouchard Le Brun
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Ecouchard Le Brun

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

flower quotes Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"A weed is but an unloved flower."

flower quotes Erin Hanson
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Erin Hanson

"She sprouted love like flowers, grew a garden in her mind, and even on the darkest days, from her smile the sun still shined."

flower quotes Robert A. Heinlein
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Robert A. Heinlein

"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."

flower quotes Corita Kent
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Corita Kent

"Flowers grow out of dark moments."

flower quotes time
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Stephen Richards

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

flower quotes childhood
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Lady Bird Johnson

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

flower quotes gardens
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Clare Ansberry

"Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes."

flower quotes tall weeds
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Steve Maraboli

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

flower quote friends
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Okakura Kakuzo

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends."

flower quotes honest
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Aaron Neville

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

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

flower quotes happiness
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Stefano Gabbana

"To me, flowers are happiness."

flower quotes fragrance
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi​

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

flower quotes awe
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D. Antoinette Foy

"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."

spring quotes freedom
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Hans Christian Andersen

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

flower quotes blossom
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Max Muller

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

flower quotes soul
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Gerard De Nerval

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

flower quotes shared
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John Harrigan

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

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John Lennon

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."

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