Roses Quotes

Don't grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses


I'd be a butterfly born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

One may live without bread, not without roses

Jean Richepin

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

George Eliot

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

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.


Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.

Turkish Proverb

I’d be a butterfly born in a bower,Where roses and lilies and violets meet.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

Don 't hurry. Don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So don't forget to stop and smell the roses

Walter Hagen

I feel within me the future life. I am like a forest that has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brisker. I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens. The sun's rays bathe my head. The earth gives me its generous sap, but the heavens illuminate me with the reflection of-of worlds unknown. Some say the soul results merely from bodily powers. Why, then, does my soul become brighter when my bodily powers begin to waste away? Winter is above me, but eternal spring is within my heart. I inhale even now the fragrance of lilacs, violets, and roses, just as I did when I was twenty. The nearer my approach to the end, the plainer is the sound of immortal symphonies of worlds which invite me. It is wonderful yet simple. It is a fairy tale; it is history. For half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose and in verse; history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode, and song; all of these have I tried. But I feel that I haven't given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within me. When I go to the grave I can say as others have said, "I have finished my day's work." But I cannot say, "I have finished my life." My day's work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes on the twilight, but opens on the dawn.

Victor Marie Hugo

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round

Ben Hogan

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

While I am proud of a number of accomplishments, there are real costs to being unreasonable. Long hours. Too little time with family. A near incapacity for, as they say, stopping and smelling the roses

Eli Broad

A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.

Oscar Wilde

The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.

Linda Knight
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