Roses don’t just represent feelings and traits; they can also teach us a lot of life lessons. Just look at the way they develop thorns to survive and become as strong as they need to be. And despite those thorns, they remain as beautiful and attractive.
After blooming and remaining breathtakingly beautiful for some time, their petals wither and no matter what we do, we can’t stop them from withering. This teaches us that nothing really lasts so we should make the most out of life.
To inspire you more, here are some of the best rose quotes that can make you rethink the way you’re living your life.
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. – Emma Goldman
If you really screw up, send roses. – Letitia Baldrige
No rose without a thorn. – French Proverb
Take time to smell the roses. – Proverb
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I. – Oscar Levant
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. – Dale Carnegie
Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy. – Rita Moreno
Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.
My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns. – Bret Michaels
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Roses fall, but the thorns remain. – Dutch Proverb
The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.
My favourite flowers are English country roses – I had a bouquet of them for my wedding. – Kate Moss
A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn. – Rumi
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A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. – Chinese Proverb
It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself. – Charles De Leusse
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. – Ovid
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
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true. – Ray Evans
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr
Truths and roses have thorns about them. – Henry David Thoreau
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. – George Eliot
True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses. – Ana Claudia Antunes
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. – Thomas Moore
The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is. – Paulo Coelho
One rose is enough for the dawn. – Edmond Jabes
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? … Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared. – Tupac Shakur
A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: Aren’t you tired of waiting Yes, answers the rose, but if I close my petals, I will wither and die. – Paulo Coelho
But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose. – Anne Bronte
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Ziggy
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime. – Swedish Proverb
There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rose never propagandize its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding. – Sukarno
A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. – Anthony Liccione
The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. – Angelus Silesius
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring. – William Carlos Williams
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
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 world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends. – Persian Proverb
Those who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either. – German Proverb
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. – Chinese Proverb
The rose does not bloom without thorns. True, but would that the thorns did not outlive the rose. – Richter
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