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
In Italian, a beautiful lady,
In English a deadly poison.
- Ambrose Bierce
Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses
or growing roses makes people nice.
- Roland A Beowne