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!
You can turn to these encouraging 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 gratitude quotes and spring quotes to hold you over until you can get outside to plant those early spring flowers.