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Beautiful Rose Quotes: 115 Rose Sayings for that Full Bloom Vibe


Roses are always a welcome part of life, adding some color and joy to your day. If you are looking for rose quotes and sayings you have come to the right place. Whether in a bouquet or in a garden or in the wild make sure to take the time to appreciate roses.

Best Rose Quotes

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

“Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all.” – Crystal Woods

Rose with rose quotes by Woods

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

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

“A rose does not lose sleep because it was mocked by weeds.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

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

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

September sky never looked more charming; or the sublime petals of the rose looked so graceful.” ― Avijeet Das

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare

Rose with a rose quote by Shakespeare

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s 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

“Red roses mean love; yellow roses infidelity. So a man would have to choose his flowers carefully.” ― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“He sends me a poem; red roses whispering passion, white roses breathing love…” ― Soulla Christodoulou

Rose with red rose quotes by Christodoulou

“I have seen roses damask’d, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks.” — William Shakespeare

“The pink roses are love hopeful and expectant. White roses are love dead or forsaken–but the red roses–ah, Leslie, what are the red roses? Love triumphant.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“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

“If you want to be a walking-rose, wear red clothes!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose. For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed.” – William Shakespeare

Rose with white rose quotes by Shakespeare

“Positioned on my dresser, that white-as-snow rose is a personal message to me.” — Suzanne Collins

“Today in my heart a vague trembling of stars and all roses are as white as my pain.” — Federico Garcia Lorca

“In the season of white wild roses We two went hand in hand: But now in the ruddy autumn Together already we stand.” – Francis Turner Palgrave

“I can’t have white roses. They symbolize death” – Nina Arianda

“I would give them yellow roses.” — Gia Carangi

Rose with yellow rose quotes by Carangi

“A yellow rose silently bloomed,

One morning, in the cold of autumn”

– Mirela Athanas, ‘The Autumn Rose’

“If a man without a sense of smell declared that this yellow rose that I hold had no scent, we should know that he is wrong. The defect is in him, not the flower.” — Ralph Richardson

“There’s a black rose growing in your garden.” – H.D.

Rose with black rose quotes

“She was my black rose, a broken angel I could hug and drift away with into peaceful oblivion.” – Jess C. Scott

“I told you I wouldn’t forget you…and as I’m sure you remember, the black rose is you.” – Karen E. Taylor

“Jealousy can open the blood, it can make black roses.” – Sylvia Plath

“The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.” – Persian Proverb

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

“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.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“Take time to smell the roses.” – Proverb

Rose with a smell the roses quotes

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” — H. L. Mencken

“Most people didn’t see the beauty behind the everyday, didn’t enjoy the simple pleasures in life, didn’t stop and smell the roses.” ― Ray Smith

“But just remember: a woman’s like a rose; if you treat her right, she’ll bloom, if you don’t, she’ll wilt.”

― Eric Wilson

Rose with a woman is like a rose quote by Wilson

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

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

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

“Love is the softest rose in the soul’s garden.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Rose with rose love quotes by Dhliwayo

“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

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

“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” – Katharine Lee Bates

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” – Unknown

“Her heart was tender as a rose, His love protected her heart, As a thorn that protects the rose.” ― Luffina Lourduraj

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

“If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” – Swedish Proverb

“Rose never propagandize its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding.” – Sukarno

“You are lovelier than all the roses in the world.” ― Avijeet Das

Rose with rose quotes for her by Avijeet Das

“Every breathe of her flowers a rose in my garden” ― Kshanasurya

“The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart.” – Andrew Pacholyk

“I love rose gold – it’s just beautiful and classy and timeless.” – Madelaine Petsch

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

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

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

“Death offers you thorns, eternity offers you roses, and life offers you both.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

“Life may be a bed of roses, but roses still have thorns.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Rose with quotes about roses and life by Dhliwayo

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

“Just like the rose holds her beauty among the thorns- we can gather our strength from the most unlikely places.” ― Christine Evangelou

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

“Those who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either.” – German Proverb

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives rose.” – George William Curtis

Rose with cute quotes on roses by Curtis

“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.” – Leanne Rimes

“What a lovely thing a rose is!” – Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

Roses with quotes about roses and thorns by Bronte

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

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

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

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

“Roses shouldn’t waste their thorns on each other.” ― Heather Herrman

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

“A thorn is a rose’s friend but a gardener’s enemy.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Roses with rose garden quotes by Sheridan

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

“Life is like a rose garden – Watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy” – Anonymous

“Teaching you how to grow a garden is better than giving you a thousand roses.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

“A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.” — Jean Cocteau

“Only when your love of roses is greater than your fear of thorns can you grow a beautiful garden.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Rose with quotes about the rose by Sai Baba

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

 “The rose that is democracy has its own thorns. We have to bear with it.” – Don Santo

“A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” — Robert A. Heinlein

“…a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves.” ― Clive Bell

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Sunflower Quotes, Daisy Quotes, Rose Captions, Red Rose Captions, Bloom Quotes, Wildflower Quotes and Garden Quotes.

Short Rose Quotes for Instagram

“No rose without a thorn.” – French Proverb

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” – Chinese Proverb

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

“God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.” – J. M. Barrie

“A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

 “One rose says more than the dozen.” – Wendy Craig

Rose with short rose quotes for Instagram by Wendy Craig

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

“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

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

“They are not long, the days of wine and roses.” ― Ernest Dowson

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

“If the rose is a beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.” – Charles De Leusse

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

“Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” – Miranda Kerr

“In a world full of daisies dare to be a rose.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

Rose with rose flower quotes by Dhliwayo

“In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn!” ― June Stoyer

“A pink rose among a thousand white daisies stand out; be likewise.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

“The mind is a red rose with thorns… Don’t get too close.” ― Bert McCoy

“The echo of a red rose, at the sunset, you decided, to check out.” ― Santosh Kalwar

Rose Sayings

No one knows who came up with these rose sayings first.

“Love is the only rose whose thorn’s prick is sweet.”

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

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

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

“It is the best time you have spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.”

“True love is like little roses, sweet and fragrant in small doses.”

“A rose in full bloom is truly but a pretty sight, something worth wasting my time upon.”

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

“The world looks better through rosé colored glasses.”

And there you have it! Our list of the best quotes on roses and rose sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

And enjoy all the roses that cross your path and add joy to your day.

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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