“No rose without a thorn.”

– French Proverb

“My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.”

– Bret Michaels

“A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn.”

– Rumi

“But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.”

– Anne Bronte

“The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.”

– Ovid

“True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.”

– Ana Claudia Antunes

“Rose never propagandize its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding.”

– Sukarno

“If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.”

– Isaac Hayes

“If the rose is a beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.”

– Charles De Leusse

“When love came first to earth, the Spring Spread rose-beds to receive him.”

– Thomas Campbell

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

– Crystal Woods

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.”

– Chinese Proverb

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

– Mark Overby

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

– Alphonse Karr

“Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

– Frances Hodgson Burnett

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