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50 Quotes About Roses: Life, Love & Thorns

Quotes About Roses and Life

1. “My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.” – Bret Michaels

2. “It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the Roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “Life is like a rose garden — watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy” – Anonymous

5. “A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: ‘Aren’t you tired of waiting?’ ‘Yes,’ answers the rose, ‘but if I close my petals, I will wither and die.’” – Paulo Coelho

6. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” – Kahlil Gibran

7. “Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it.” – Anonymous

8. “Take time to smell the Roses.” – Proverb

9. “True friendship is like a rose, we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.” – Anonymous

10. “Truths and Roses have thorns about them.” – Henry David Thoreau

11. “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.” – Persian Proverb

13. “Those who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either.” – German Proverb

Quotes About Roses and Love

14. “True love is like little Roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

15. “When love came first to earth, the Spring spread rose beds to receive him.” – Thomas Campbell

16. “If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.” – Isaac Hayes

17. “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” – Chinese Proverb

18. “Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.” – Mark Overby

19. “A life filled with love, must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no Roses.” – Anonymous

20. “Love is a rose, but you’d better not pick it, only grows when it’s on the vine. Handful of thorns and you know you’ve missed it. Lose your love when you say the word mine.” – Linda Ronstadt

21. “A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows.” – Rob Cella

22. “A woman is like a rose…If you take good care of her, you will see love blossom.” – Anonymous

23. “There may be many flowers in one’s life…but only one rose.” – Anonymous

24. “Love and a red rose can’t be hid.” – Thomas Holcroft

25. “The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.” – John Boyle O’Reilly

26. “One rose is enough for the dawn.” – Edmond Jabes

27. “If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” – Swedish Proverb

28. “This love is the rose that blooms forever.” – Rumi

29. “My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you.” – Anonymous

30. “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’ll never love someone the way I love you.” – Anonymous

Quotes About Roses and Thorns

31. “No rose without a thorn.” – French Proverb

32. “A Roses rarest essence lives in the thorn.” – Rumi

33. “But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.” – Anne Bronte

34. “The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.” – Ovid

35. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

36. “Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.” – Turkish Proverb

37. “Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn.” – Sai Baba

38. “When life throws thorns, hunt for roses.” – Anonymous

39. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

40. “I’d rather let you cover all my roads with thorns than with dead roses.” – Nema Al-Araby

41. “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” – Saadi

42. “Roses fall, but the thorns remain.” – Dutch Proverb

43. “A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.” – Chinese Proverb

44. “A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.” – Anthony Liccione

Quotes About Roses and Beauty

45. “Rose never propagandize its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding.” – Sukarno

46. “If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.” – Charles De Leusse

47. “Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all.” – Crystal Woods

48. “Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.” – W. Somerset Maugham

49. “Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.” – Anonymous

50. “What a lovely thing a rose is!” – Arthur Conan Doyle

Try adding one of these quotes to a card for a great addition to a gift or a rose floral arrangement. If you’re looking for a unique and personal gift idea for a rose lover (or to treat yourself), try using faux calligraphy to write a meaningful rose quote on paper and get it framed for them to make one-of-a-kind wall art. Have a fun rose-themed idea or favorite quote to add? Add it in the comment section below!