A Quote by Maurice Maeterlinck on art, beauty, bravery, gratitude, language, men, names, and trifle

Brave old-flowers! Wall-flowers, Gilly flowers, Stocks! For even as the field-flowers, from which a trifle, a ray of beauty, a drop of perfume, divides them, they have charming names, the softest in the language; and each of them, like tiny, art-less ex-votos, or like medals bestowed by the gratitude of men, proudly bears three or four.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Source: Old–Fashioned Flowers, 1907

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