Comes up smelling like roses
- Thom Bodebt
Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
- Mark Twain
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth