By themselves, roses are beautiful flowers. Their satiny petals come in an array of beautiful palettes from soft blush pinks to pristine whites to passion reds. Their fragrance is also unforgettable and very distinctive from other flowers.
Their beauty is elevated even more by the meanings people have attached to these beautiful blooms — the memory of a first love, a special date, one’s wedding, or for some, even the heartbreak of romance.
If you are in search of roses quotes to honor the flower’s beauty and everything it symbolizes, we have an awesome collection for you. Scroll down to see the many life lessons roses teach us.
hose who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either. – German Proverb
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
No rose without a thorn. – French Proverb
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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.
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
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. – Chinese Proverb
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime. – Swedish Proverb
It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. – Ovid
If the rose puzzled its mind over the question of how it grew, it would not have been the miracle that it is. – J. B. Yeats
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
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends. – Persian Proverb
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
Take time to smell the roses.
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
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
One rose is enough for the dawn. – Edmond Jabes
But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose. – Anne Bronte
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. – Chinese Proverb
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Ziggy
There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roses fall, but the thorns remain. – Dutch Proverb
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. – Emma Goldman
A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn. – Rumi
If you really screw up, send roses. – Letitia Baldrige
Rose never propagandizes its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding. – Sukarno
A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true. – Ray Evans
A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. – Anthony Liccione
If the rose is a beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself. – Charles De Leusse
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
The rose does not bloom without thorns. True, but would that the thorns did not outlive the rose. – Richter
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