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60 Best Rose Quotes To Appreciate the Beauty Of Life and Thorns

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Interpreted as the symbol of love and beauty, Rose is crowned as the King of all flowers. Over time, this iconic flower has been supplanted with varied meanings in art and literature. It emanates a pleasant aroma, and its beauty is a treat for the eye.

A perfect gift option for most occasions, roses are also used for decorative purposes. Its fragrance is used to make perfumes, and roses are used to make jewelry too. Rose Day is celebrated every year on the 12th of February.

This divine beauty helps our dreams to flourish. Below are some beautiful rose quotes to honor its pristine beauty and encourage growth in your life.

Best Rose Quotes on Life and Beauty 

1. “My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.” – Bret Michaels

2. “It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “Life is like a rose garden — watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy” – Anonymous


5. “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

6. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” – Kahlil Gibran

7. “Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it.” – Anonymous

8. “A rose is a rose is a rose.” – Gertrude Stein

9. “True friendship is like a rose, we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.” – Anonymous


10. “Truths and roses have thorns about them.” – Henry David Thoreau

11. “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

12.  “The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviousy a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” – Salvador Dalí

13.  “I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” – Roland A. Browne


14. “True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

15. “When love came first to earth, the Spring spread rose beds to receive him.” – Thomas Campbell

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

17. “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman

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

19. “A life filled with love, must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no roses.” – Anonymous


20. “Love is a rose, but you’d better not pick it, only grows when it’s on the vine. Handful of thorns and you know you’ve missed it. Lose your love when you say the word mine.” – Linda Ronstadt

21. “A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows.” – Rob Cella

22. “A woman is like a rose…If you take good care of her, you will see love blossom.” – Anonymous

23. “There may be many flowers in one’s life…but only one rose.” – Anonymous

24. “Love and a red rose can’t be hid.” – Thomas Holcroft

25. “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

26. “One rose is enough for the dawn.” – Edmond Jabes

27. “The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.” – Angelus Silesius


28. “This love is the rose that blooms forever.” – Rumi

29. “My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you.” – Anonymous

30. “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’ll never love someone the way I love you.” – Anonymous

Best Quotes About Rose Thorns

But the beauty of a rose isn’t all it possesses. It accompanies thorns too. Rose thorns have been recognised for a long time as a symbol of adversity as well as sacrifice, something we all prefer to avoid. So it’s rightly said- Don’t crave for the rose if you can’t handle the thorns.

Let’s read some quotes that’ll illustrate the stated point and inspire us to embrace the journey ahead-

31. “No rose without a thorn.” – French Proverb

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

33. “But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.” – Anne Bronte

34. “The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.” – Ovid

35. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr


36. “Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.” – Turkish Proverb

37. “Discipline trains you to put up with disappointments, every rose has a thorn.” – Sai Baba

38. “When life throws thorns, hunt for roses.” – Anonymous

39. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

40. “I’d rather let you cover all my roads with thorns than with dead roses.” – Nema Al-Araby

41. “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” – Saadi

42. “Roses fall, but the thorns remain.” – Dutch Proverb

43. “A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.” – Chinese Proverb

44. “A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.” – Anthony Liccione

Rose Quotes Giving the Inspiration to Start Over Again

Rose is a metaphor for life. After facing adversities, often, we don’t feel like doing anything more. Here, in this case, roses bring hope to us. After surpassing tough times, you will find inner harmony, union, and happiness. Let’s read some quotes to motivate ourselves to embrace our scars and restart afresh –

45. “Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.” – Anonymous

46. “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

47. “Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

48. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

49. “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

50. “For the rose, though its petals be torn asunder, still smiles on, and it is never cast down.” – Rumi

Roses do not bloom hurriedly. Beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom. Roses inspire us not to give up and enjoy the journey without thinking of the destination. As we know, if you follow your passion, success is bound to come. Meanwhile, you need to enjoy life too. The exquisite beauty and exotic fragrance of rose celebrate that.

51. “You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, but the scent of the roses will hang round it still.” – Thomas Moore

52. “The rose is fairest when it is budding new, and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.” – Sir Walter Scott

53. “A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.” – Ray Evans

54. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” – George Eliot

55. “A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.” – William Carlos Williams

56. “There’s no gift more classic and more beautiful than roses.” — La La Anthony

57. “Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” — Rita Moreno

58. “Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” — Richard Brinsley Sheridan

59. “What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.” — Thomas Moore

60. “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” — Ben Hogan

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