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Rose Quotes

    A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. Traditional Proverb

    A girl without a friend is like the spring without roses. French Proverb

    A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past. Fidel Castro 

    A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia      As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. Ben Hogan      At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. Ellen Key

    Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying. Robert Herrick

   God gave us memory that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie

    He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. Saudi Arabian Proverb

    He who would gather roses must not fear thorns. Dutch Proverb      I can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. It’s all how you look at it. Kenfield J. Morley

    I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

   If you are among the roses, your friends will look for you among the thorns. Swedish Proverb

    If you lie upon roses when you’re young, you’ll lie upon thorns when you’re old. Romanian Proverb

    It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish. French Proverb

    It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. George Eliot

    Keep not your roses for my dead, cold brow. The way is lonely, let me feel them now. Arabella Smith

   Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow, gather the roses of life today. Pierre de Ronsard

    Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. Mark Overby

    Love sees roses without thorns. German Proverb

    Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose. Turkish Proverb

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

    Roses fall, but the thorns remain. Dutch Proverb

    The gardener who loves roses is slave to a thousand thorns. Turkish Proverb

    The most beautiful roses grow on graves. German Proverb

    The road to hell is strewn with roses. Mexican Proverb

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

    The rose comes from the thorns that were born of roses. Turkish Proverb  

    The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. Ovid

    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  

    ‘Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them. Edward Moore

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

 William Shakespeare    

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

Henri Matisse

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