Roses Quotes

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.

Rudolf Otto

Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.

Robert Louis Stevenson

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine

Thomas More

Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens; bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh.

Samuel Ben Judah Ibn Tibbon 1150

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Henri Matisse

Someone said that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.

J M Barrie

I'm not trying to say, That I'm smelling of roses, But when will we tire, Of putting shit up our noses.

Lily Rose Beatrice Allen

You are debauched and shameless. You have spoken roses of me. And a dirty lickspittle. You crown me with lilies. And a parricide. You don't know that you are sprinkling me with gold. Certainly not so formerly, but with lead. But now this is an ornament to me.

Aristophanes

Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.

Matthew Arnold

Sweet and lovely, sweeter than the roses in May, And she loves me, there is nothing more I can say.

Gus Arnheim

Sister, awake! close not your eyes, The day her light discloses; And the bright morning doth arise Out of her bed of roses.

Thomas Bateson

Oh dear and laughing, lost to me, Hidden in grey Eternity, I shall attain, with burning feet, To you and to the mercy-seat! The ages crumble down like dust, Dark roses, deviously thrust And scattered in sweet wine but I, I shall lift up to you my cry, And kiss your wet lips presently Beneath the ever-living Tree. This in my heart I keep for goad! Somewhere, in Heaven she walks that road. Somewhere... in Heaven... she walks... that... road...

Stephen Vincent Bent

If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.

Alan Bennett

The roses are a form of gratitude, it is my memory to the public. And the white clothes already comes from a long time. The white is the unification of all the colors and it symbolizes my spiritual master, that accompanies me always.

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira

I know love is eternal, so also are folly, lies and roses.

Alice Borchardt

God's very service is wages; His ways are strewed with roses, and paved with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, and with peace that passeth understanding.

Thomas Brooks
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