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Lovely Rose Quotes to Add Some Beauty to Your Day

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Quote: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.


Quote: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. by author Katharine Lee Bates overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.


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.


Quote: Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be. by author Sappho overlaid on photo of white rose flower
Photo Credit: Valerie Blanchett

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be.


Quote: The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. by author Angelus Silesius overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.


Quote: The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love -- the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity. by author Dorothea Dix overlaid on photo of yellow petaled flower screenshot
Photo Credit: Yoksel Œ¿ Zok

The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love -- the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.


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.


Quote: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. by author Alphonse Karr overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
Photo Credit: Andrew Johnson

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.


Quote: You can see a rose both in two ways. First, through its beautiful petals. The other, through its thorns. by author Aries Eroles overlaid on photo of pink rose
Photo Credit: Kaishin | OneLushLife

You can see a rose both in two ways. First, through its beautiful petals. The other, through its thorns.


Quote: If you don't feel the pointed things in life, you'll soon take the soft ones for granted. by author John Everson overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

If you don't feel the pointed things in life, you'll soon take the soft ones for granted.


Quote: The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part.
For you it is a Rose,
For me it is my heart. by author Frederick Peterson overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part.
For you it is a Rose,
For me it is my heart.


Quote: A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of red rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Michael C

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.


Quote: Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn't a rose at all. by author Crystal Woods overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn't a rose at all.


Quote: Roses fall, but the thorns remain. by author Dutch Proverb overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Roses fall, but the thorns remain.


Quote: The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses.


Quote: Love grows in the heart like a rose, if no one is there to care and look after that, it loses freshness and dies. by author Ehsan Sehgal overlaid on photo of orange rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: Hà Nguyễn

Love grows in the heart like a rose, if no one is there to care and look after that, it loses freshness and dies.


Quote: A rose by any other name would cost as much. by author Evan Esar overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

A rose by any other name would cost as much.


Quote: The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses. by author Henry Van Dyke overlaid on photo of blue rose
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses.


Quote: The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove. by author John Boyle O'Reilly overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.


Quote: Don't compare her to sunshine and roses when she's clearly orchids and moonlight. by author Melody Lee overlaid on photo of photo of author Melody Lee with quote

Don't compare her to sunshine and roses when she's clearly orchids and moonlight.


Quote: Before man's fall the rose was born, 
St. Ambrose says, without the thorn;
But for man's fault then was the thorn
Without the fragrant rose-bud born; 
But ne'er the rose without the thorn. by author Robert Herrick overlaid on photo of milky way galaxy
Photo Credit: Ferenc Horvath

Before man's fall the rose was born,
St. Ambrose says, without the thorn;
But for man's fault then was the thorn
Without the fragrant rose-bud born;
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.


Quote: Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may. by author Robert Herrick overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying: And this same flower that smiles to day, Tomorrow will be dying.


Quote: Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower;
Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amourous of thy scented sigh. by author Thomas More overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower;
Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amourous of thy scented sigh.


Quote: Loveliest of lovely things are they,
On earth, that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower. by author William Cullen Bryant overlaid on photo of white rose flower
Photo Credit: Valerie Blanchett

Loveliest of lovely things are they,
On earth, that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.


Quote: Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose. by author Rudolf Steiner overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose.


Quote: Yet, O thou beautiful rose!
Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee,
without the clay at thy feet? by author Julia Caroline Dorr overlaid on photo of yellow rose flower
Photo Credit: Bence Balla-Schottner

Yet, O thou beautiful rose!
Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee,
without the clay at thy feet?


Quote: You can lose more than you thought possible and still grow back, stronger than anyone imagined. by author Alexander Chee overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

You can lose more than you thought possible and still grow back, stronger than anyone imagined.


Quote: When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses. by author Edith Piaf overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.


Quote: People tell me all the time I should stop and smell the roses, but I can't. I'm always thinking of what I can do to make what I have better and do more. by author Eddie Trunk overlaid on photo of people near body of water
Photo Credit: Jordan Steranka

People tell me all the time I should stop and smell the roses, but I can't. I'm always thinking of what I can do to make what I have better and do more.


Quote: Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. by author Johnny Mercer overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.


Quote: If you really screw up, send roses. by author Letitia Baldrige overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

If you really screw up, send roses.


Quote: Live in Thorns but always enchant the hearts with your fragrance. by author Alok Jagawat overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Live in Thorns but always enchant the hearts with your fragrance.


Quote: And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz. by author Gina Marinello-Sweeney overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz.


Quote: A red, red rose, all wet with dew, With leaves of green by red shot through. by author Edith Nesbit overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Ergita Sela

A red, red rose, all wet with dew, With leaves of green by red shot through.


Quote: There's some language of flowers stuff that says what color roses mean what things. So I got you all the colors of roses they had because you're everything. by author Lauren Dane overlaid on photo of pink rose flower
Photo Credit: Lucia Garcia Blaya

There's some language of flowers stuff that says what color roses mean what things. So I got you all the colors of roses they had because you're everything.


Quote: It's never easy to lose. But life is not all sunshine and roses. by author AB de Villiers overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

It's never easy to lose. But life is not all sunshine and roses.


Quote: A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead. by author Nixon Waterman overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.


Quote: When you transplant a rose, transplant the reddest one. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Panha Kang

When you transplant a rose, transplant the reddest one.


Quote: The point is to turn your grief into love. The roses are helping you find grace. by author Holly Lynn Payne overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

The point is to turn your grief into love. The roses are helping you find grace.


Quote: A mother's love is like an everlasting bed of roses, that continues to blossom. A mother's love bears strength, comfort, healing and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope. by author Ellen J. Barrier overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

A mother's love is like an everlasting bed of roses, that continues to blossom. A mother's love bears strength, comfort, healing and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope.


Quote: She did not need anyone else's love when she had roses. by author Holly Lynn Payne overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Xuan Nguyen

She did not need anyone else's love when she had roses.


Quote: Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns.


Quote: Love is the only thing in this whole universe, that can make the roses grow out of the swords. by author Akshay Vasu overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

Love is the only thing in this whole universe, that can make the roses grow out of the swords.


Quote: I've come to believe that the true splendor of roses shine through their reflection in the eyes of our loved ones. That is why we give roses to people we love; to show them the reflection of beauty and splendor of love in our own eyes, as we see it in their eyes. by author Mawuena Addo overlaid on photo of Mawuena Addo quote; white text on black background

I've come to believe that the true splendor of roses shine through their reflection in the eyes of our loved ones. That is why we give roses to people we love; to show them the reflection of beauty and splendor of love in our own eyes, as we see it in their eyes.


Quote: Roses are like kamikaze love pilots.
Roses are like suicide love bombers. by author Olivia Sudjic overlaid on photo of red rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Michael C

Roses are like kamikaze love pilots.
Roses are like suicide love bombers.


Quote: 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. by author Gina Barreca overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

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.


Quote: It takes a loyal gardener to tend roses. by author Sondra Faye overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

It takes a loyal gardener to tend roses.


Quote: I looked at you and only saw beautiful because legendary is the ability of a woman's mind to weave fields of roses from thorns. by author J. Autherine overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

I looked at you and only saw beautiful because legendary is the ability of a woman's mind to weave fields of roses from thorns.


Quote: She's not particularly fond of red roses;
too common, unoriginal, everyday-ish, 
but give her the rare rose, black or blue, 
to complement her melancholy spirit and dark soul 
and she lights up 
like the brightest star on the darkest night. by author Melody Lee overlaid on photo of photo of author Melody Lee with quote

She's not particularly fond of red roses;
too common, unoriginal, everyday-ish,
but give her the rare rose, black or blue,
to complement her melancholy spirit and dark soul
and she lights up
like the brightest star on the darkest night.


Quote: You might be an admirer of roses, but pardon me, I am a worshiper of their roots. by author Sw. Chidananda Tirtha overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

You might be an admirer of roses, but pardon me, I am a worshiper of their roots.


Quote: Don't care about the things they say about you, my dear. They envy your strength, and they hate the way how you grow roses out of your wounds. by author Akshay Vasu overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Oscar Helgstrand

Don't care about the things they say about you, my dear. They envy your strength, and they hate the way how you grow roses out of your wounds.


Quote: In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! by author June Stoyer overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

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


Quote: I haven't given up, I said. I've just decided to live for my roses. by author Alex Flinn overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

I haven't given up, I said. I've just decided to live for my roses.


Quote: The world needs more roses far more than it needs more basketball players. by author Pat Conroy overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
Photo Credit: Abhijeet

The world needs more roses far more than it needs more basketball players.


Quote: I've never wanted roses
to resist wilting
more than I do now.
That's how I know
that I want this love
to last. by author Najwa Zebian overlaid on photo of blue rose
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

I've never wanted roses
to resist wilting
more than I do now.
That's how I know
that I want this love
to last.


Quote: I walk in the rain and cry with it. I rise with the sun and set with it. I bloom with the rose and fall with it. by author Jenim Dibie overlaid on photo of blue rose
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

I walk in the rain and cry with it. I rise with the sun and set with it. I bloom with the rose and fall with it.


Quote: Historically, rose petals were valued for their medicinal qualities than their aesthetic qualities. Rose has antidepressant properties. by author Amy Leigh Mercree overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

Historically, rose petals were valued for their medicinal qualities than their aesthetic qualities. Rose has antidepressant properties.


Quote: The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart. by author Andrew Pacholyk overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart.


Quote: Roses aren't any less beautiful because they don't live long. No one looks at them and thinks, man, what a tragedy they'll only be around for a little while. You just appreciate them while they're there. Or if you don't, you're missing the point. by author Sophie Cameron overlaid on photo of Sophie Cameron quote; white text on black background

Roses aren't any less beautiful because they don't live long. No one looks at them and thinks, man, what a tragedy they'll only be around for a little while. You just appreciate them while they're there. Or if you don't, you're missing the point.


Quote: She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns. by author Sappho overlaid on photo of blue rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Cmst May

She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.


Quote: Deceptive things, roses. Pretty, and delicate, it's no wonder everyone wants to pluck them. Such a good thing they've got thorns to keep them safe. by author Cambria Covell overlaid on photo of orange rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: Hà Nguyễn

Deceptive things, roses. Pretty, and delicate, it's no wonder everyone wants to pluck them. Such a good thing they've got thorns to keep them safe.




Quote: The language of roses shifts under our feet. It blows in and out like the wind. It carries the fragrance of the flower and then it is gone...It is how we learn to speak about something that is disappearing as we say its name. by author Helen Humphreys overlaid on photo of photo of author Helen Humphreys with quote

The language of roses shifts under our feet. It blows in and out like the wind. It carries the fragrance of the flower and then it is gone...It is how we learn to speak about something that is disappearing as we say its name.




Quote: There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood. by author Dorothy L. Sayers overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
Photo Credit: Abhijeet

There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood.


Quote: Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses.




Quote: There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. by author Daphne du Maurier overlaid on photo of white petaled flower
Photo Credit: Jessica Johnston

There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair.


Roses! I swear you men have all your romance from the same worn book. Flowers are a good thing, a sweet thing to give a lady. But it is always roses, always red, and always perfect hothouse blooms when they can come by them.


Quote: You can't have a pain-free life. It can't all be roses and unicorns. by author Mark Manson overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

You can't have a pain-free life. It can't all be roses and unicorns.


Quote: A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true. by author Ray Evans overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
Photo Credit: Abhijeet

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.


Quote: My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame. by author Henry Constable overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame.


Quote: Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy. by author Rita Moreno overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.


Quote: While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought. by author Thomas Moore overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Xuan Nguyen

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.


Quote: What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine. by author Thomas Moore overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
Photo Credit: Andrew Johnson

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.


Quote: I can't have white roses. They symbolize death. by author Nina Arianda overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

I can't have white roses. They symbolize death.


Quote: There's so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted. by author Josie Maran overlaid on photo of man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night
Photo Credit: Chinh Le Duc

There's so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.


Quote: Truths and roses have thorns about them. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Truths and roses have thorns about them.


Quote: Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. by author George Herbert overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.


Quote: And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. by author Francis Quarles overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.


Quote: They are not long, the days of wine and roses. by author Ernest Dowson overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Panha Kang

They are not long, the days of wine and roses.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes, within a dream.


Quote: Everything's coming up roses -- for me. by author Ethel Merman overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Everything's coming up roses -- for me.


Quote: I know patients who bring a dozen roses to the doctor's office. And, boy, the next visit, nobody forgets that. You come in and hey -- 'Here's the lady who brought the roses' vs. 'Here's the lung cancer.' by author Bernie Siegel overlaid on photo of black Sony point-and-shoot camera on yellow surface
Photo Credit: C D-X

I know patients who bring a dozen roses to the doctor's office. And, boy, the next visit, nobody forgets that. You come in and hey -- 'Here's the lady who brought the roses' vs. 'Here's the lung cancer.'


Quote: We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. by author Bernard Williams overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Alice Mourou

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.


Quote: I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with sunshine, there's got to be a little rain sometime. by author Lynn Anderson overlaid on photo of yellow rose flower
Photo Credit: Bence Balla-Schottner

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with sunshine, there's got to be a little rain sometime.


Quote: She is a rose, beautiful to look at, thorny when riled. by author Virginia Alison overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Xuan Nguyen

She is a rose, beautiful to look at, thorny when riled.


Quote: There is no rose without a thorn. by author Shelby Mahurin overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

There is no rose without a thorn.


Quote: A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. by author Anthony Liccione overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.


Quote: Love needs room to grow. Like a rose. Or a tumor. by author Christopher Moore overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Love needs room to grow. Like a rose. Or a tumor.


Quote: Consider the rose...The rose is the sweetest smelling flower of all, and it's the most beautiful because it's the most simple, right? But sometimes, you got to clip the rose. You got to cut the rose back, so something sweeter smelling and stronger, and even more beautiful, will grow in its place. by author Billy Crystal overlaid on photo of Billy Crystal quote: Consider the rose...The rose is the sweetest smelling flower of all, and it's the most beautiful because it's the most simple, right? But sometimes, you got to clip the rose. You got to cut the rose back, so something sweeter smelling and stronger, and even more beautiful, will grow in its place.- black text on quotes background

Consider the rose...The rose is the sweetest smelling flower of all, and it's the most beautiful because it's the most simple, right? But sometimes, you got to clip the rose. You got to cut the rose back, so something sweeter smelling and stronger, and even more beautiful, will grow in its place.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Consider the rose...The rose is the sweetest smelling flower of all, and it's the most beautiful because it's the most simple, right? But sometimes, you got to clip the rose. You got to cut the rose back, so something sweeter smelling and stronger, and even more beautiful, will grow in its place.


Quote: Friendship is like a rose. . . opening one petal at a time, only as it unfolds. . . day by day it reveals its true beauty. by author Joan Walsh Anglund overlaid on photo of blue rose
Photo Credit: Edward Howell

Friendship is like a rose. . . opening one petal at a time, only as it unfolds. . . day by day it reveals its true beauty.


Quote: Gather the roses of life today. by author Pierre de Ronsard overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
Photo Credit: Darren Nunis

Gather the roses of life today.


Quote: One may live without bread, not without roses. by author Jean Richepin overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

One may live without bread, not without roses.




Quote: The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.


Quote: The rose is without 'why'; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it. by author Angelus Silesius overlaid on photo of pink and white roses on white surface
Photo Credit: Kilimanjaro STUDIOz

The rose is without 'why'; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it.


Quote: Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time. by author Edmund Spenser overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.


Quote: 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. by author Bette Midler overlaid on photo of photo of author Bette Midler with quote

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.


Quote: As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. by author Ben Hogan overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.


Quote: I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.




Quote: The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. by author George William Curtis overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.


Quote: Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. by author Richard Brinsley Sheridan overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.


Quote: Fewer things are lovelier to me than a full-blown rose when it opens up its heart. by author Audrey Hepburn overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: arhihou anas

Fewer things are lovelier to me than a full-blown rose when it opens up its heart.


Quote: The rose does not have a why; it blossums without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision. by author Angelus Silesius overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

The rose does not have a why; it blossums without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision.


Quote: Life is a garden. It is an opportunity. You can grow weeds, you can grow roses; it all depends on you. by author Rajneesh overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: HyoSun Rosy Ko

Life is a garden. It is an opportunity. You can grow weeds, you can grow roses; it all depends on you.


Quote: Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference. by author Andy Puddicombe overlaid on photo of pink rose
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Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference.


Quote: Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today. by author Pierre de Ronsard overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today.


Quote: I can't be a rose in any man's lapel. by author Margaret Trudeau overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
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I can't be a rose in any man's lapel.


Quote: I never promised you a rose garden. by author Traian Basescu overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Panha Kang

I never promised you a rose garden.


Quote: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. by author Gertrude Stein overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
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Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.


Quote: One rose says more than the dozen. by author Wendy Craig overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

One rose says more than the dozen.


Quote: And she was fair as is the rose in May. by author Geoffrey Chaucer overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
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And she was fair as is the rose in May.


Quote: Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. by author Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.


Quote: 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. by author William Somerset Maugham overlaid on photo of pink rose flower
Photo Credit: Lucia Garcia Blaya

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.


Quote: I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of icy mountain scenery
Photo Credit: Jaron Mobley

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.


Quote: But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. by author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
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But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.


Quote: Love and a red rose can't be hid. by author Thomas Holcroft overlaid on photo of red rose
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Love and a red rose can't be hid.


Quote: A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. by author Leo Buscaglia overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.




Quote: One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of woman in blue dress standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Hannah Busing

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.


Quote: Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of pink and white roses on white surface
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Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.


Quote: Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow. by author Philip James Bailey overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow.


Quote: When a man can look upon the simple wild-rose, and feel no pleasure, his taste has been corrupted. by author Henry Ward Beecher overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Ergita Sela

When a man can look upon the simple wild-rose, and feel no pleasure, his taste has been corrupted.


Quote: Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses. by author Ovid overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Panha Kang

Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses.


Quote: You don't blast a heart open, she said. You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose. by author Melody Beattie overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
Photo Credit: Andrew Johnson

You don't blast a heart open, she said. You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose.


Quote: Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best.


Quote: Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.


Quote: Any nose
May ravage with impunity a rose. by author Robert Browning overlaid on photo of pink rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Anna Pavlin

Any nose
May ravage with impunity a rose.


Quote: Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art. by author Louisa May Alcott overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.


Quote: It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more bushes. by author George Eliot overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Ergita Sela

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more bushes.


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