This snowy January day makes me yearn for roses, the wonderfully scented varieties that bloom in the garden on a glorious June morning.~.
“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.”~Mark Overby
“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Life is a rose; beware of the thorns.”
“Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.”
“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.”
~ Victor Hugo
“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.”
“Love is like a rose. It looks beautiful on the outside…but there is always pain hidden somewhere.”
“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.”
“The splendor of the rose and the whitness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its lovliness.”
~Therese of Lisieux
“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.”
“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” Persian Proverb
“If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” Swedish Proverb
“Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night’s gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.” Susan Coolidge
Their lips were four red roses on a stalk. ~William Shakespeare
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
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
Here bloom red roses, dewy wet,
And beds of fragrant mignonette.
The rose is fairest when ’tis budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
- Sir Walter Scott
She wore a wreath of roses,
The night that first we met.
~Thos. Haynes Bayly
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
This old world that we’re livin’ in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But – ain’t the roses sweet?
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
~J. M. Barrie
“You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you–the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Love is like the wild rose-briar;
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?”
“They are not, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream,
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.”~Ernest Dowson
“Truths and roses have thorns about them.” ~Henry David Thoreau