Roses Sayings and Quotes

Nothing says romance louder than a bouquet of roses. The beautiful blossoms are the go-to flower choice for luxurious wedding arrangements to the simple single stem gift. Celebrate this classic symbol of love a beauty with the collection of wise roses quotes below.

You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.     

Thomas Moore

No rose without a thorn.     

French Proverb

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

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud.     

Jos_ Saramago

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


A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.     

Anthony Liccione

Those who don't pick roses in summer won't pick them in winter either.     

German Proverb

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.     

Chinese Proverb

There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.     


The rose does not bloom without thorns. True, but would that the thorns did not outlive the rose.     


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

Charles De Leusse

Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.     

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

Chinese Proverb

A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.     

William Carlos Williams

She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.     

Olga Brouman

I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.     

Roland A. Browne

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.     

Richard B Sheridan

Which is loveliest in a rose? Its coy beauty when it's budding, or its splendor when it blows?     

George Barlow

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.     

John Andrew Holmes

From the thorn bush comes forth the rose.     

Old Jewish Proverb

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.     

Persian Proverb

If you are among the roses, your friends will look for you among the thorns.     

Swedish Proverb

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,     

Gertrude Stein

What a lovely thing a rose is!     

Arthur Conan Doyle