Roses quotes

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People and roses

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. (Leo Buscaglia)

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

It is by believing in roses that we make them bloom. (Anatole France)

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. (Dale Carnegie)

We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting. (Charles Bukowski)

Just like the rose holds her beauty among the thorns- we can gather our strength from the most unlikely places. (Christine Evangelou)

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. (John Andrew Holmes)

There are people who drop a pot of flowers on your head from a fifth floor and say: I’m giving you these roses. (Victor Hugo)

Aesthetes are like roses: singly they bring joy; in large numbers they become a nuisance. (Madeleine Sophie Arnold)

When summer announces itself, rosebud kindles, who can be without such happiness? (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

To find the rose of your life, you have to pick the most beautiful one in the garden and never change your mind again. (Taha-Hassine Ferhat)

Love and roses

Love is fragrant like a bouquet of roses. (Juana de Ibarbourou)

Love and a red rose can’t be hid. (Thomas Holcroft)

Love is like roses, it lasts for a morning! (Paul Audoly)

True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses. (Ana Claudia Antunes)

Happy who every morning increases with his love like the rosebush with his rose! (Rina Lasnier)

Look and listen. A rose trembles in the breeze, and the nightingale sings a passionate hymn to it. (Omar Khayyam)

Why are roses red? Because love means to bleed. (Sierra Kidd))

I take with me on the sea of no return — Only a rose picked from our long love. (Henri de Régnier)

My kiss has the breath of red roses, a petal that melts in the mouth. (Sergej Esenin)

He who seeks only a rose to love, Is surely only a butterfly. (Antoine de Rivarol)

With sympathy it’s like with a rose, with patience, tenderness and a lot of care, you make it bloom and that’s called love. (Stefan Kallas)

Thorns and roses

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together. (Saadi)

Where roses — there are thorns — such is the law of fate. (Nikolay Nekrasov)

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. (Abraham Lincoln)

Instead of complaining that the rose has thorns, I welcome that the thorn is topped with roses. (Joseph Joubert)

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. (Alphonse Karr)

But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose. (Anne Bronte)

Where the hand feels the prick of thorns, the eyes discover a bouquet of splendid roses, full of aroma. (JoseMaria Escriva de Balaguer)

Truths and roses have thorns about them. (Henry David Thoreau)

Roses shouldn’t waste their thorns on each other. (Heather Herrman)

The rose has thorns so that the goats do not tear it. (Grigori Alexandrow)

In spring it would be too sweet roses would be without thorns. Here are larks without feet, here are knights without spurs. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Roses features

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Even in a trash can, a rose remains a rose. (Jean Chalon)

If the rose puzzled its mind over the question how it grew, it would not have been the miracle that it is. (J.B. Yeats)

The rose speaks all the languages of the world. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Tell me, is the rose naked or does she only have that dress? (Pablo Neruda)

There is not so much a beautiful rose that does not become a hipster. (Catherine Bugnard)

Real roses leave their petals on pianos and carpets. They have thorns, too many leaves and the smell of summer gardens. They accompany kisses. (Clar Orteja)

The over-cultivated roses lose their fragrance, the over-civilized their soul. (Zenta Maurina)

Flowers and roses

If Zeus wanted to give a queen to the flowers, the rose would reign over all. (Sappho)

One underestimates the value of some plants just because they are not a rose like thousands of others. (Roland Rinnau)

If roses were not special weeds would not envy them. (Matshona Dhliwayo)

The nettle is often very close to the rose. (Ovid)

Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see; But the wild bluebell is the flower for me. (Louisa A. Meredith)

If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers. (Therese of Lisieux)

Even if the rose is the queen of flowers, the iris is a goddess. (Michael Feiler)

If we spend our days waiting for fabulous roses, we could miss the beauty and wonder of the tiny forget-me-nots that are all around us. (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

Quotes about flowers

Marriage and roses

Marriage is like life — it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

He who kisses the rose marries the thorn. (Jean Dypreau)

To marry for beauty is to buy an estate for the sake of a rose. Yes, the latter would be even more reasonable; because the rose season comes back every year. (August von Kotzebue)

I don’t want to be just a rose in my husband’s buttonhole. (Margaret Trudeau)

The heart of an easy-going woman is like the rose from which every lover tears a leaf. Only the thorn remains for the husband. (Madeleine Sophie Arnold)

She has always been a written beauty, but married she blossomed like a lush rose. (Nikolai Leskov)

Attitude to roses

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. (Edward Bulwer-Lytton)

Pick the rose before it fades! (Johann Martin Usteri)

There are moments when a rose is more important than a piece of bread. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

If you look at a rose, say hello to her. (Heinrich Heine)

I love the rose as the most perfect thing that our German nature can grant as a flower. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I don’t want roses while there are roses, I want them when there can’t be. (Fernando Pessoa)

Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening. (Tina Charles)

Smell and roses

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. (Isaac Hayes)

Roses smell professional. (Stanisław Jerzy Lec)

Fresh roses on Sunday, and even in a kind of early, undoubtedly smell of theft. (E.M. Remarque)

The air had the rose scent of early May, and the sky was the clearest in the world. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

What remains of all travels is the scent of a withered rose… (Cavidan Tumerkan)

Without a dog, you’d never have anyone demonstrate how important it is to stop every day and smell the roses… and then lift your leg on them. (W. Bruce Cameron)

Beauty and roses

And she was fayr as is the rose in May. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. (W. Somerset Maugham)

A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty. (Matshona Dhliwayo)

The carnation, pretty in color, and the rose all love; the honest smelling jasmine, the religious lily, which is the most beautiful? (Tirso de Molina)

The rose is fairest when it is budding new, and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. (Walter Scott)

Lilies and roses

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity. (Dorothea Dix)

The lily has a smooth stalk, will never hurt your hand; but the rose upon her brier is lady of the land. (John Keats)

Lilies of death-pale hope, roses of passionate dream. (William Butler Yeats)

A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Quotes about lilies

Women and roses

A mother is like a rose that never fades. (Jean Gastaldi)

There are only two beautiful things in the world, women and roses, and only two good bits: women and melons. (Francois de Malherbe)

Роза никогда не может быть подсолнухом, а подсолнух никогда не может быть розой. Все цветы красивы по-своему, и женщины тоже. (М. Керр)

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. (Miranda Kerr)

Bloom and roses

The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. (Angelus Silesius)

It is by believing in roses that we make them bloom. (Anatole France)

We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting. (Charles Bukowski)

Not in the caress of the midday breeze, Not in the blue of the May air: The roses bloom most gloriously In the pearly blue of the evening. (Moritz Graf von Strachwitz)

Quotes about bloom

Daisies and roses

Remember that the humblest of all daisies is more alluring than the proudest and brightest thorn rose that tempts us in spring with its pungent scents and vibrant colors. (Honoré de Balzac)

Daisies. They outlast roses, and they’re tough little flowers. (Carolyn Brown)

Until we’re pushing up daisies, it might be good to remind ourselves daily that everything’s coming up roses — for me and for you. (Gina Barreca)

Daisies in water are the longest lasting flower you can give to someone. Fact. Buy daisies. Not roses. (Anne Sexton)

Quotes about daisies

Lilacs and roses

Like roses, one of the most beloved flowering shrubs, lilacs have a renaissance. (Vincent Simeone)

To every place where the Englishman goes to make a home he likes to have about him Lilacs and Roses. (Ernest Thomas Cook)

There are oh so many miracles That the western sky exposes Why go looking for lilacs When you’re lying in a bed of roses? (Joan Baez)

“If you had said roses” —”No, I mean lilacs — the simple country lilacs”. (Constance Fenimore Woolson)

Quotes about lilacs

Wine and roses

They are not long, the days of wine and roses. (Ernest Dowson)

Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. (Johnny Mercer)

Graft rose plants on vine plants, it will make natural rosé wine. (Pierre Dac)

Flowers die and wine gets consumed. Both are lovely. I appreciate both. Wine and roses. I actually had someone bring me a lobe of foie gras once. (Padma Lakshmi)

Violets and roses

Shall I therefore trample underfoot the violet, because I cannot attain the rose? (Friedrich Schiller)

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. (Bernard Williams)

You violets that first appear, By your pure purple mantles known, Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own — What are you when the rose is blown? (Henry Wotton)

Before we venture into a war of roses, we should practice with violets or snowdrops. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

Quotes about violets

Friendship and roses

A sincere friendship is an affectionate rose that forever beautifies the human garden. Only its flavor and smell emerge, leaving the gall of the thorns in the distance. (Mostefa Khellaf)

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines. (Rumi)

Orchids and roses

Don’t compare her to sunshine and roses when she’s clearly orchids and moonlight. (Melody Lee)

I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I’m sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character. (Justina Chen)

Everywhere it blows all around, Like a sweet narcosis, The breath of wild orchids And tender tea roses. (Tatyana Shchepkina-Kupernik)

Quotes about orchids

Weeds and roses

When life is not coming up roses Look to the weeds and find the beauty hidden within them. (L.F. Young)

The flowers didn’t have to be dahlias and roses either, but just the weeds blooming in the fields, the daisies and the yarrow. (Wendell Berry)

It’s easy to take the time to stop and smell the roses but one must be willing to give of themselves enough to also stop to admire and understand life’s weeds. (Colleen Dougherty)

Quotes about weeds

Life and roses

Life is a rose of which each petal is an illusion and each thorn a reality. (Alfred de Musset)

My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns. (Bret Michaels)

What would life be without roses! A path without rhythm or blood, an abyss without night or day. They lend the soul its wings, that without them the soul would die, without stars, without faith, without the clear illusions that the soul wanted. (Federico Garcia Lorca)

Children and roses

Like a rose, a child is both fragile and solid; it amazes and astonishes! (Roland Delisle)

Children teach you to stop and smell the roses even though you’re busier than you’ve ever been before. (Ainsley Earhardt)

A man can prove to his wife that he loves her by giving her a dozen roses. Her grandson can do the same, with a handful of dandelions. (D. Propico)

Sunflowers and roses

Be a Sunflower in a field of roses. (T.F. Fox)

In a crowd of roses, choose to be a sunflower. Thornless. Unwithering. Abundant in seeds. (Jatawny M. Chatmon)

I will admit you are the finest if not the loveliest rose in the garden. But you see, my dear, I was looking for a sunflower. (Richelle E. Goodrich)

Quotes about sunflowers

Carnations and roses

You’re a rose, the perfect flower. I’m a carnation, just a cheaper substitute. (Wendi Cassel)

Do not ask carnations to the rosebush nor to the peach the taste of the strawberry. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Now, between these flowers, every witty man, Every delicate heart knows the difference; The carnation is only pride or malicious spite; The rose is beauty, smile, hope; (Jules Canonge)

Quotes about carnations

Men and roses

If you really screw up, send roses. (Letitia Baldrige)

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviousy a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. (Salvador Dalí)

I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it. (Esai Morales)

Gardening and roses

To harvest more roses, all you have to do is plant more roses. (George Eliot)

I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice. (Roland A. Browne)

Roses are my favourite flower, and my mum always grew a lot of them. (Hayley Mills)

Quotes about gardening

Memories and roses

Remembrance is a discreetly scented rose that we water with tears of regret. (Claire Malesset)

God gave us memory so that we could have roses in December. (James Matthew Barry)

I have looked at the roses and I have remembered you. (Juan Ramon Jimenez)

Name and roses

What’s in a name? What we call rose, By any other name, would smell just as good. (William Shakespeare)

Imagine the wonder of man if he saw the first rose today! He would not know what extraordinary name to give him. (Jules Renard)

Poppies and roses

She chose her colors carefully. She was dressing slowly, adjusting her petals one by one.She didn’t want to come out crumpled like poppies. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

For happy hours the Rose will idly blow, The Poppy hath a charm for pain and woe. (Mary A. Barr)

Quotes about poppies

Dandelions and roses

In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! (June Stoyer)

If only dreams could be reality, that beautiful garden of sweet-smelling roses we all long for. But reality for me is no such bed of roses. It is nothing but a field of unwanted dandelions. (Richelle E. Goodrich)

Quotes about dandelions

Snow and roses

Just remember, during the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, that there’s a seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose. (Bette Midler)

Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow. (Philip James Bailey)

Quotes about snow

Tulips and roses

The tulip is a soulless flower; but it seems that the rose and the lily have one. (Joseph Joubert)

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. (Marianne Williamson)

Quotes about tulips

Gardeners and roses

The gardener is the most beautiful rose in his garden. (Jean Genet)

In the language of gardeners, the plants die, but the roses die. (Julien Green)

Quotes about gardeners

Tuberose and rose

The tuberose is not a rose at all. (St. Nicholas)

Rose is the most beautiful flower – it and tuberose are my favourites. (Aerin Lauder)

Quotes about tuberose

Spring and roses

You are reborn with the roses, in every spring. (Juan Ramón Jiménez)

Girls are the crown roses of life. Roses and girls make spring shine. (Heinrich Heine)

Quotes about spring

Poetry and roses

World without poetry is like a lover without a rose. (Shiny)

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. (Jean Cocteau)


There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. (Henri Matisse)

Is there an ear sharp enough to hear the sigh of withering roses? (Arthur Schnitzler)

Summer is marked no less by its flies and mosquitoes than by its roses and starry nights… (Marcel Proust)

Do not erect monuments. Let the rose every year to its glory only bloom. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

A revolution is not a bed of roses. (Fidel Castro)

The imagination that creates illusions is like a rosebush that blooms roses in every season. (N. Chamfort)

Among the topics of roses quotes, I would highlight love, friendship, thorns, marriage, smell, beauty.

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