Flowers We Have Seen

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. ~Abraham Lincoln

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth. ~Yukio Mishima

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. ~Alice Walker

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

All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star. ~Francis Thompson

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard De Nerval

Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner. ~Ravi Shankar

Earth is a flower and it’s pollinating. ~Neil Young

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 more than all. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? ~James Montgomery

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~John Muir

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

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