• Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

    Henry Ward Beecher (1855). “Star Papers: Or, Experiences of Art and Nature”, p.100, New York : Boston : J.C. Derby ; Phillips, Sampson & Company