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quote by William Shakespeare: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. with background image: 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.

--William Shakespeare
quote by Katharine Lee Bates: Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.

--Katharine Lee Bates
quote by Sappho: 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. with background image: white rose flower
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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.

--Sappho
quote by Angelus Silesius: The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.

--Angelus Silesius
quote by Aries Eroles: You can see a rose both in two ways. First, through its beautiful petals. The other, through its thorns. with background image: pink rose
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You can see a rose both in two ways. First, through its beautiful petals. The other, through its thorns.

--Aries Eroles
quote by John Everson: If you don't feel the pointed things in life, you'll soon take the soft ones for granted. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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If you don't feel the pointed things in life, you'll soon take the soft ones for granted.

--John Everson
quote by Frederick Peterson: The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part.
For you it is a Rose,
For me it is my heart. with background image: pink rose in bloom close up photo
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The sweetest flower that blows,
I give you as we part.
For you it is a Rose,
For me it is my heart.

--Frederick Peterson
quote by Anonymous: A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. with background image: red rose in close up photography
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A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.

--Anonymous
quote by Crystal Woods: Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn't a rose at all. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn't a rose at all.

--Crystal Woods
quote by Dutch Proverb: Roses fall, but the thorns remain. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Roses fall, but the thorns remain.

--Dutch Proverb
quote by E. E. Cummings: The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses. with background image: photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses.

--E. E. Cummings
quote by Ehsan Sehgal: Love grows in the heart like a rose, if no one is there to care and look after that, it loses freshness and dies. with background image: orange rose in bloom close up photo
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Love grows in the heart like a rose, if no one is there to care and look after that, it loses freshness and dies.

--Ehsan Sehgal
quote by Evan Esar: A rose by any other name would cost as much. with background image: photo of author Evan Esar with quote

A rose by any other name would cost as much.

--Evan Esar
quote by Henry Van Dyke: The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses. with background image: blue rose
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The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses.

--Henry Van Dyke
quote by John Boyle O'Reilly: 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. with background image: red flower in white background
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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.

--John Boyle O'Reilly
quote by Melody Lee: Don't compare her to sunshine and roses when she's clearly orchids and moonlight. with background image: photo of author Melody Lee with quote

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

--Melody Lee
quote by Robert Herrick: 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. with background image: photo of author Robert Herrick with 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.

--Robert Herrick
quote by Robert Herrick: Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may.

--Robert Herrick

Longer Version:

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 by Thomas More: 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. with background image: red flower in white background
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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.

--Thomas More
quote by William Cullen Bryant: 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. with background image: photo of author William Cullen Bryant with 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.

--William C. Bryant
quote by Rudolf Steiner: Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose.

--Rudolf Steiner
quote by Julia Caroline Dorr: Yet, O thou beautiful rose!
Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee,
without the clay at thy feet? with background image: yellow rose flower
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Yet, O thou beautiful rose!
Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee,
without the clay at thy feet?

--Julia Caroline Dorr
quote by Alexander Chee: You can lose more than you thought possible and still grow back, stronger than anyone imagined. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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You can lose more than you thought possible and still grow back, stronger than anyone imagined.

--Alexander Chee
quote by Edith Piaf: When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses. with background image: pink rose in bloom close up photo
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When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.

--Edith Piaf
quote by Eddie Trunk: 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. with background image: photo of author Eddie Trunk with 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.

--Eddie Trunk
quote by Johnny Mercer: Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.

--Johnny Mercer
quote by Letitia Baldrige: If you really screw up, send roses. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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If you really screw up, send roses.

--Letitia Baldrige
quote by Alok Jagawat: Live in Thorns but always enchant the hearts with your fragrance. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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Live in Thorns but always enchant the hearts with your fragrance.

--Alok Jagawat
quote by Gina Marinello-Sweeney: And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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And the shower of roses spun around me, inviting me to take part in their ever-present waltz.

--Gina Marinello-Sweeney
quote by Edith Nesbit: A red, red rose, all wet with dew, With leaves of green by red shot through. with background image: red rose
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A red, red rose, all wet with dew, With leaves of green by red shot through.

--Edith Nesbit
quote by Lauren Dane: 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. with background image: pink rose flower
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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.

--Lauren Dane
quote by AB de Villiers: It's never easy to lose. But life is not all sunshine and roses. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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It's never easy to lose. But life is not all sunshine and roses.

--AB de Villiers
quote by Nixon Waterman: A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.

--Nixon Waterman
quote by Marty Rubin: When you transplant a rose, transplant the reddest one. with background image: red rose
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When you transplant a rose, transplant the reddest one.

--Marty Rubin
quote by Holly Lynn Payne: The point is to turn your grief into love. The roses are helping you find grace. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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The point is to turn your grief into love. The roses are helping you find grace.

--Holly Lynn Payne

quote by Holly Lynn Payne: She did not need anyone else's love when she had roses. with background image: pink flower
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She did not need anyone else's love when she had roses.

--Holly Lynn Payne
quote by Marty Rubin: Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns.

--Marty Rubin
quote by Akshay Vasu: Love is the only thing in this whole universe, that can make the roses grow out of the swords. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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Love is the only thing in this whole universe, that can make the roses grow out of the swords.

--Akshay Vasu

quote by Olivia Sudjic: Roses are like kamikaze love pilots.
Roses are like suicide love bombers. with background image: red rose in close up photography
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Roses are like kamikaze love pilots.
Roses are like suicide love bombers.

--Olivia Sudjic
quote by Gina Barreca: 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. with background image: red flower in white background
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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
quote by Sondra Faye: It takes a loyal gardener to tend roses. with background image: pink rose bud closeup photo
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It takes a loyal gardener to tend roses.

--Sondra Faye
quote by J. Autherine: 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. with background image: red flower in white background
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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.

--J. Autherine

quote by Sw. Chidananda Tirtha: You might be an admirer of roses, but pardon me, I am a worshiper of their roots. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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You might be an admirer of roses, but pardon me, I am a worshiper of their roots.

--Sw. Chidananda Tirtha
quote by Akshay Vasu: 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. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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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.

--Akshay Vasu
quote by June Stoyer: In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! with background image: red rose wallpaper
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In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn!

--June Stoyer
quote by Alex Flinn: I haven't given up, I said. I've just decided to live for my roses. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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I haven't given up, I said. I've just decided to live for my roses.

--Alex Flinn
quote by Pat Conroy: The world needs more roses far more than it needs more basketball players. with background image: blue rose with water droplet
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The world needs more roses far more than it needs more basketball players.

--Pat Conroy
quote by Najwa Zebian: 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. with background image: blue rose
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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.

--Najwa Zebian
quote by Jenim Dibie: 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. with background image: blue rose
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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.

--Jenim Dibie
quote by Amy Leigh Mercree: Historically, rose petals were valued for their medicinal qualities than their aesthetic qualities. Rose has antidepressant properties. with background image: red flower in white background
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Historically, rose petals were valued for their medicinal qualities than their aesthetic qualities. Rose has antidepressant properties.

--Amy Leigh Mercree
quote by Andrew Pacholyk: The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart.

--Andrew Pacholyk

quote by Sappho: She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns. with background image: blue rose in close up photography
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She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.

--Sappho
quote by Cambria Covell: 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. with background image: orange rose in bloom close up photo
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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.

--Cambria Covell



quote by Dorothy L. Sayers: There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood. with background image: blue rose with water droplet
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There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood.

--Dorothy L. Sayers
quote by Criss Jami: Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses. with background image: pink rose in bloom close up photo
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Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses.

--Criss Jami
quote by L. F. Young: When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty hidden within them. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty hidden within them.

--L. F. Young
quote by Richelle E. Goodrich: 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. with background image: yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime
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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
quote by Daphne du Maurier: There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. with background image: white petaled flower
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There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair.

--Daphne du Maurier

quote by Mark Manson: You can't have a pain-free life. It can't all be roses and unicorns. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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You can't have a pain-free life. It can't all be roses and unicorns.

--Mark Manson
quote by Ray Evans: A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true. with background image: blue rose with water droplet
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A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.

--Ray Evans
quote by Henry Constable: My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame. with background image: 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.

--Henry Constable
quote by Rita Moreno: Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.

--Rita Moreno
quote by Thomas Moore: While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought. with background image: pink flower
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While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

--Thomas Moore
quote by Thomas Moore: What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine. with background image: shallow focus photo of white rose
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What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

--Thomas Moore
quote by Nina Arianda: I can't have white roses. They symbolize death. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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I can't have white roses. They symbolize death.

--Nina Arianda
quote by Josie Maran: 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. with background image: photo of author Josie Maran with 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.

--Josie Maran
quote by Henry David Thoreau: Truths and roses have thorns about them. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Truths and roses have thorns about them.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by George Herbert: Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.

--George Herbert
quote by Francis Quarles: And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.

--Francis Quarles
quote by Ernest Dowson: They are not long, the days of wine and roses. with background image: red rose
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They are not long, the days of wine and roses.

--Ernest Dowson

Longer Version:

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 by Ethel Merman: Everything's coming up roses -- for me. with background image: pink rose bud closeup photo
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Everything's coming up roses -- for me.

--Ethel Merman

quote by Bernard Williams: We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

--Bernard Williams
quote by Lynn Anderson: I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with sunshine, there's got to be a little rain sometime. with background image: yellow rose flower
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I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with sunshine, there's got to be a little rain sometime.

--Lynn Anderson
quote by Virginia Alison: She is a rose, beautiful to look at, thorny when riled. with background image: pink flower
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She is a rose, beautiful to look at, thorny when riled.

--Virginia Alison
quote by Shelby Mahurin: There is no rose without a thorn. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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There is no rose without a thorn.

--Shelby Mahurin
quote by Anthony Liccione: A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.

--Anthony Liccione
quote by Christopher Moore: Love needs room to grow. Like a rose. Or a tumor. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Love needs room to grow. Like a rose. Or a tumor.

--Christopher Moore

Longer Version:

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 by Joan Walsh Anglund: Friendship is like a rose. . . opening one petal at a time, only as it unfolds. . . day by day it reveals its true beauty. with background image: blue rose
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Friendship is like a rose. . . opening one petal at a time, only as it unfolds. . . day by day it reveals its true beauty.

--Joan Walsh Anglund
quote by Pierre de Ronsard: Gather the roses of life today. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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Gather the roses of life today.

--Pierre de Ronsard
quote by Jean Richepin: One may live without bread, not without roses. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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One may live without bread, not without roses.

--Jean Richepin
quote by William Butler Yeats: If the rose puzzled its mind over the question how it grew, it would not have been the miracle that it is. with background image: pink rose in bloom close up photo
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If the rose puzzled its mind over the question how it grew, it would not have been the miracle that it is.

--William Butler Yeats
quote by William Shakespeare: The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.

--William Shakespeare
quote by Angelus Silesius: 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. with background image: pink and white roses on white surface
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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.

--Angelus Silesius
quote by Edmund Spenser: Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time. with background image: pink rose bud closeup photo
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Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.

--Edmund Spenser
quote by Bette Midler: 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. with background image: 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.

--Bette Midler
quote by Ben Hogan: As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. with background image: red rose wallpaper
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As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

--Ben Hogan
quote by Rumi: I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

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

--Rumi
quote by Bahá'u'lláh: In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love.

--Bahá'u'lláh
quote by George William Curtis: The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

--George William Curtis
quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. with background image: white rose enclosed photograph
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Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

--Richard Brinsley Sheridan
close up photo of pink rose

We wish you a beautiful, rosy day!