Roses Quotes

You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns

Benjamin Franklin

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.

Swedish Proverb

He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses

Arabian Proverb

When love came first to earth, the Spring Spread rose-beds to receive him.

Thomas Campbell

Truths and roses have thorns about them.

Henry David Thoreau

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to smell the roses


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman

Roses fall, but the thorns remain.

Dutch Proverb

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses

German Proverb

The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends.

Persian Proverb

The rose that all are praising Is not the rose for me.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

More beautiful than a rose is the soul that beholds it

Sunny Brooke

Because it is sure of its beauty, the rose makes terrible demands on us.

Alain Meilland

Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.

Turkish Proverb

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.


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

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

George Eliot

One may live without bread, not without roses

Jean Richepin

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.

Mark Overby

One rose is enough for the dawn

Edmond Jabes

We might well call this short Mock-play of ours A Posie made of Weeds instead of Flowers; Yet such have been presented to your noses, And there are such, I fear, who thought 'em Roses.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

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

Thomas Haynes Bayly

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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