Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
I know of no other genus whose plants flower out-of-doors every day of the year.
I know of no other genus with one or more species coming into bloom or growth, peaking or going dormant at every season.
- Nancy Goodwin
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you.
- Edward Payson Rod