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30 Violet Quotes Inspiring Lovely Blossoms

Step into a field of violet flowers and get lost in its beauty. From symbolizing love to inspiring metaphors, the various meanings this hue holds are worth exploring. Discover everything about the flower that inspired this color in this collection of violet quotes and sayings.

Shades of purple and violet often get interchanged. To clarify, violet is a naturally occurring color visible on flowers bearing the same name. It is detectable in the electromagnetic spectrum between 380 and 450 nm. On the other hand, purple is a blend of blue and red, an artificial creation. With that out of the way, let's proceed and reflect on the curated quotes.

Violet Quotes About The Purple Flowers

Blooming in early spring through summer, violet flowers are a sight to behold. Originating from the genera Viola, they possess a beautiful hue that's not easily forgotten. Aside from their violet petals, these flowers are distinguishable by their heart-shaped leaves. To care for them in your garden, ensure they have moist, rich soil and partial shade. 

These flora are so well-known that various species of Viola became the official state flowers of four states in the US. Other famous plants with similar shades include lavender and iris.

Get to know more about these flowers through the following quotes.

"The common meadow violet grows low to the ground, usually no higher than seven inches. It bears broad, heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges on short stalks that grow from the plants base." -Glynda Joy Nord #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #violets #plants #violet #flowers
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"The common meadow violet grows low to the ground, usually no higher than seven inches. It bears broad, heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges on short stalks that grow from the plants base."

- Glynda Joy Nord

"Growing violets is rewarding, as they demand little and give so much in return." -Margaret Joan Roberts #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #violet #flowers #violets
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"Growing violets is rewarding, as they demand little and give so much in return."

- Margaret Joan Roberts

"Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet." -Diane Ackerman #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #violets #flowers #violet
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"Violets smell like burnt sugar cubes that have been dipped in lemon and velvet."

- Diane Ackerman

"The superstition still survives in widely scattered countries that to dream of the violet is good luck." -Cora Linn Daniels #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #flowers #violets #violet
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"The superstition still survives in widely scattered countries that to dream of the violet is good luck."

- Cora Linn Daniels

"A tea of violet flowers and leaves soothes a headache and helps one unwind after a heavy and demanding day, and was popular as an after dinner tea in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." -Margaret Joan Roberts #trvst #quotes #bethechange #bethechange #violet #flowers #violets #flowers
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"A tea of violet flowers and leaves soothes a headache and helps one unwind after a heavy and demanding day, and was popular as an after dinner tea in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."

- Margaret Joan Roberts

"Although the name suggests the flower's color, the violet comes in blue, purple, white, green , and even a pale gray form, known as the Confederate violet, referring to Rebel uniforms." -Glynda Joy Nord #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #violets #gray #violet #flowers #flowers
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"Although the name suggests the flower's color, the violet comes in blue, purple, white, green , and even a pale gray form, known as the Confederate violet, referring to Rebel uniforms."

- Glynda Joy Nord

Quotes About Shy Violet Flowers

The violet's bowed stem inspired quotes linking it with shyness. Revered for its unassuming posture, it's often seen as a symbol of humility and modesty. 

Rooted in religious beliefs, the flower was considered to bend in sorrow under the shadow of the cross. Meanwhile, in the Victorian era, it became a part of mourning attire aside from the color black, subtly expressing grief and modesty.

"The violet flower gives the impression of shyness, growing as it does close to the protective ground and often beneath other plants, shrubs, and trees." -Steven D. Price #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #planetearthfirst #violets #flower #flowers #plants #violet
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"The violet flower gives the impression of shyness, growing as it does close to the protective ground and often beneath other plants, shrubs, and trees."

- Steven D. Price

"Down in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew, Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view." -Jane Taylor #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #violets #violet #flowers
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"Down in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew, Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view."

- Jane Taylor

"The tender violet bent in smiles to elves that sported nigh, tossing the drops of fragrant dew to scent the evening sky." -Elizabeth Oakes Smith #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #violet #flowers #violets
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"The tender violet bent in smiles to elves that sported nigh, tossing the drops of fragrant dew to scent the evening sky."

- Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Sayings On Love And Violets

The violet carries profound messages related to love. Its tone has increasingly become associated with deep and passionate affection. Symbolizing love and faithfulness, violets serve as reminders of these emotions. 

If you want to give a bouquet next Valentine's, aside from roses, try violet flowers to express your everlasting love.

"Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless." -D.H. Lawrence #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #changetheworld #violet #love #violets #life #flowers
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"Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless."

- D.H. Lawrence

"The violet was a favorite flower in ancient Greece and became the symbol of Athens, the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and also the flower of her son Priapus, the god of gardens and the male procreative power." -Margaret Joan Roberts #trvst #quotes #dogood #takeaction #violets #flower #flowers #love #violet
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"The violet was a favorite flower in ancient Greece and became the symbol of Athens, the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and also the flower of her son Priapus, the god of gardens and the male procreative power."

- Margaret Joan Roberts

"A woman’s love, deep in the heart, is like the violet flower. That lifts its modest head apart. Im some sequestered bower." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #ecoconscious #violets #flower #flowers #love #violet
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"A woman’s love, deep in the heart, is like the violet flower. That lifts its modest head apart. Im some sequestered bower."

- Unknown

Metaphorical Violet Quotes To Think About

Violets, like many other flowers, hold symbolic meanings. Aside from the meanings mentioned above, the metaphors in the following quotes express other emotions. 

For instance, comparing a conversation to smelling violets poetically describes a meaningful interaction. Another metaphor connects the flower's fragrance to genuine forgiveness. Lastly, picking a first violet in spring metaphorically represents eager anticipation for fulfilling one's deepest wishes.

Decipher and reflect on more violet quotes below.

"When you talk to me, I smell violets." -L.M. Montgomery #trvst #quotes #takeaction #planetearthfirst #violet #flowers #violets
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"When you talk to me, I smell violets."

- L.M. Montgomery

"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." -Tennessee Williams #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialchange #flowers #violet #violets
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"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks."

- Tennessee Williams

"Roses are red, violets are blue, everything's possible, nothing is true." -Alan Moore #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #violets #flowers #violet
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"Roses are red, violets are blue, everything's possible, nothing is true."

- Alan Moore

"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." -Mark Twain #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #collectiveaction #violet #violets #flowers
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"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."

- Mark Twain

"To gather the first violet in spring, is to hasten the granting of one’s dearest wish." -Cora Linn Daniels #trvst #quotes #takeaction #thinkgreen #violets #flowers #violet
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"To gather the first violet in spring, is to hasten the granting of one’s dearest wish."

- Cora Linn Daniels

"The violet thinks, with her timid blue eye, to pass for a blossom enchantingly shy." -Frances S. Osgood #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #violet #violets #flowers
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"The violet thinks, with her timid blue eye, to pass for a blossom enchantingly shy."

- Frances S. Osgood

"Wild honey smells of freedom. The dust of sunlight, the mouth of a young girl, like a violet but gold—smells of nothing." -Anna Akhmatova #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #violets #young #flowers #freedom #violet
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"Wild honey smells of freedom. The dust of sunlight, the mouth of a young girl, like a violet but gold—smells of nothing."

- Anna Akhmatova

"Death is woven in with the violets, said Louis. Death and again death." -Virginia Woolf #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #ecoconscious #violet #violets #flowers
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"Death is woven in with the violets, said Louis. Death and again death."

- Virginia Woolf

"There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet." -D.H. Lawrence #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #beinspired #flowers #violet #violets
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"There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet."

- D.H. Lawrence

"Violet! Sweet violet! Thine eyes are full of tears; Are they wet even yet with the thought of other years?" -James Russell Lowell #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #violets #violet #flowers
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"Violet! Sweet violet! Thine eyes are full of tears; Are they wet even yet with the thought of other years?"

- James Russell Lowell

More Noteworthy Violet Excerpts In Literature

The etymology of the term 'violet' as a color traces back to the Latin word 'viola,' denoting the flower, highlighting their historical importance. Records show that 'violet' has been part of the English lexicon as a color since 1370. 

Today, violet features prominently in literature, as seen in the following quotes.

"A violet by a mossy stone, Half hidden from the eye!; Fair as a star, when only one, Is shining in the sky." -William Wordsworth #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #violet #violets #flowers
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"A violet by a mossy stone, Half hidden from the eye!; Fair as a star, when only one, Is shining in the sky."

- William Wordsworth

"The violets were past their prime, yet their departing breath was sweeter, in the blast of death, than all the lavish fragrance of the time." -James Montgomery Boice #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #violets #flowers #violet
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"The violets were past their prime, yet their departing breath was sweeter, in the blast of death, than all the lavish fragrance of the time."

- James Montgomery Boice

"Fast-fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May’s eldest child, the coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, the murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves." -John Keats #trvst #quotes #socialchange #ecoconscious #violet #summer #flowers #violets
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"Fast-fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May’s eldest child, the coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, the murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves."

- John Keats

"The purple heath and golden broom on moory mountains catch the gale, over lawns the lily sheds perfume, the violet in the vale." -James Montgomery #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #violets #flowers #violet
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"The purple heath and golden broom on moory mountains catch the gale, over lawns the lily sheds perfume, the violet in the vale."

- James Montgomery

"Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?" -Lucy Maud Montgomery #trvst #quotes #takeaction #impact #violet #violets #flowers
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"Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?"

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

"The violets prattle and titter, And gaze on the stars high above." -Heinrich Heine #trvst #quotes #dogood #ecoconscious #violets #violet #flowers
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"The violets prattle and titter, And gaze on the stars high above."

- Heinrich Heine

"The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen." -William Cullen Bryant #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #planetearthfirst #violets #beauty #violet #summer #flowers
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"The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen."

- William Cullen Bryant

"What pity flowers can utter no sound! A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle… oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!" -Henry Ward Beecher #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #violet #rose #violets #flowers #flowers
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"What pity flowers can utter no sound! A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle… oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!"

- Henry Ward Beecher

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