If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.

If roses were not special weeds would not envy them.

Learn from seeds; they don’t die when you throw dirt at them; they grow.

To avoid enemies, say nothing; to avoid critics, do nothing; to avoid haters, be nothing; but to avoid mediocrity, ignore all.

It is in vain to try and stop a star from rising, even with a ladder.

A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty.