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Quotes of the Day for 8 April 2002 – Flowers

Ponce de Leon discovered Florida on this day in 1513, the name means full of flowers in Spanish. Actually, it was Easter that day which in Spanish is Pascua Florida or the Flowering of Passover. But it's a good time of year to think of flowers, so I have.

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The quotes:

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
     - Mary Howitt

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.
     - Georgia O'Keefe

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
     - Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
     - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.
     - Luther Burbank, 1849 - 1926

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