Its a beautiful red rose from my home garden.

The roses and thorn relationship is no doubt very close and delicate and thats why many poet, philosophers, writers and politicians have quoted them in a very scented way. So here are some proverbs and quotes from throughout the world about this rose – thorn relationship .

“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.”

Persian Proverb.

“From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.”

Greek Proverb

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

– Chinese proverb

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

Abraham Lincoln

“This old world that we’re livin’ in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But – ain’t the roses sweet?”

Frank Stanton

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

The last quote is very close to my heart. Because I am also thankful to God that thorns have roses.

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