From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
- Greek Proverb
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
- William Carlos Williams
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
- Francis Thompson