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.
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.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
The rose does not have a why; it blossums without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision.
Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.
Love thou rose, yet leave it on its stem.
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.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Someday you will name me, then gently place those burning holy roses in my hair.
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.
The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose.
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
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.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses
Gather the roses of life today.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Life is a garden. It is an opportunity. You can grow weeds, you can grow roses; it all depends on you.
I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.
Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
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