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
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
– J. M. Barrie
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Kerr
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. – Kahlil Gibran
The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. – Therese of Lisieux
Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again. – Unknown
A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses. – Unknown