And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
- Christopher Marlowe
The nature of This flower is to bloom.
- Alice Walker
I ’d be a butterfly born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly
Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti