This old world that we're livin' in is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every rose But - ain't the roses sweet?
- Frank Stanton
You love the roses - so do I.
I wish the sky would rain down roses, as they rain from off the shaken bush.
Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white and soft to tread on.
They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet, and it would be like sleeping and like waking, all at once!
- George Eliot
Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerard De Nerval
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
- Chinese proverb