There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
Deep in their root, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke
In Italian, a beautiful lady,
In English a deadly poison.
- Ambrose Bierce
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