We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
- J. M. Barrie
I have a garden of my own,
But so with roses overgrown,
that you would it guess to be a little wilderness.
- Andrew Marvell
Don't try to force anything.
Let life be a deep let-go.
See [God/Spirit/All That Is] opening millions of flowers
every day without forcing the buds.
- Bhagwan Shree Rayneesh