Thursday, April 30, 2009

How Happy Flowers Are!

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars ... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers -- happy for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.

They tell us that plants are not like man immortal, but are perishable -- soul-less. I think that is something that we know exactly nothing about.
--John Muir

We have much to hope from the flowers.
--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Earth laughs in flowers.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound
coming out of the flowers.

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

Stars of earth, these golden flowers; emblems of our own great resurrection; emblems of the bright and better land.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
--Ninon de Lenclos

Petals of the peach blossom
unfolding in the spring breeze,
sweeping aside all doubts
amid the distractions of
leaves and branches.

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