Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
Stop to smell the roses
- Thom Bodebt
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun