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Quotes of the Day for 8 January 2004 – Flowers

On this day in 1965, Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen introduced a bill to make the marigold the national flower. Just Monday I actually saw a brave primrose blooming, even if it was covered in snow the next day. Do you think it's too early in the year to think about flowers?

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The quotes:

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

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
     - Abram L. Urban

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
     - Corita Kent

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.
     - Georgia O'Keefe, 1887 - 1986

Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
     - William L. Safire

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