Letters of Sri Aurobindo
Volume 1. 1933-34
Fragment ID: 16701
How is it that only a rose looks beautiful and not many other flowers?
The rose is not the only beautiful flower, there are hundreds of others; most flowers are beautiful.
There are degrees and kinds of beauty, that is all.
The rose is among the first of flowers because of the richness of its colour, the intensity of sweetness of its scent and the grace and magnificence of its form.