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1. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
Author: Alphonse Karr
3. "Preserve me from such cordiality! It is like handling briar-roses and may-blossoms - bright enough to the eye, and outwardly soft to the touch, but you know there are thorns beneath, and every now and then you feel them too; and perhaps resent the injury by crushing them in till you have destroyed their power, though somewhat to the detriment of your own fingers."
Author: Anne Brontë
4. "One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations."
Author: Anthony Liccione
5. "You can see a rose both in two ways. First, through its beautiful petals. The other, through its thorns"
Author: Aries Eroles
6. "No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
7. "The night of the fireworks changed the course of many lives in England, though no one suspected the dark future as hundreds of courtiers stared, faces upturned in delight, at the starbursts of crimson, green, and gold that lit up the terraces, gardens, and pleasure grounds of Rosethorn House, the country home of Richard, Baron Thornleigh. That night, no one was more proud to belong to the baron's family than his eighteen-year-old ward, Justine Thornleigh; she had no idea that she would soon cause a deadly division in the family and ignite a struggle between two queens. Yet she was already, innocently, on a divergent path, for as Lord and Lady Thornleigh and their multitude of guests watched the dazzle of fireworks honoring the spring visit of Queen Elizabeth, Justine was hurrying away from the public gaiety. Someone had asked to meet her in private."
Author: Barbara Kyle
8. "Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you - and enjoy life"
Author: Bernard Kelvin Clive
9. "It is said that every life has its roses and thorns; there seemed, however, to have been a misadventure or mistake in Stephen's case, whereby somebody else had become possessed of his roses, and he had become possessed of somebody else's thorns in addition to his own."
Author: Charles Dickens
10. "He picked up one of Lorna's roses and set it in my lap. "Here." I picked it up and smelled it. He poked me in the shoulder. "See what I mean? Thorns don't stop you from sniffing. Or putting them in a vase on the kitchen table. You work around them.... Cause the rose is worth it... Think what you'd miss."
Author: Charles Martin
11. "I was not meant to live anywhere except in Paradise.Such, simply, was my genetic inadaptation.Here on earth every prick of a rose-thorn changed into a wound. When the sun hid behind a cloud, I grieved.I pretended to work like others from morning to evening, but I was absent, dedicated to invisible countries."
Author: Czeslaw Milosz
12. "...those cries rose from among the twisted rootsthrough which the spirits of the damned were slinkingto hide from us. Therefore my Master said:'If you break off a twig, what you will learnwill drive what you are thinking from your head.'Puzzled, I raised my hand a bit and slowlybroke off a branchlet from an enormous thorn:and the great trunk of it cried: 'Why do you break me?'And after blood had darkened all the bowlof the wound, it cried again: 'Why do you tear me?Is there no pity left in any soul?Men we were, and now we are changed to sticks;well might your hand have been more mercifulwere we no more than souls of lice and ticks.'As a green branch with one end all aflamewill hiss and sputter sap out of the otheras the air escapes- so from that trunk there camewords and blood together, gout by gout.Startled, I dropped the branch that I was holdingand stood transfixed by fear,..."
Author: Dante Alighieri
13. "I'm T. Thorne Rose and I did it hardTil I wound up dyin in the Zen schoolyardCan't you see it's more important here to use your brainThan to poison up your body killin other people's painYes, it's Other People's Pain,That's a trick you might have missedSo let your Sister Rosie hip you to this little twistThe news, the Blues, the pain, the strain,the lies we've heard since birthAre only true if we, ourselves, think that's what life is worthBut when you realize that we are all Queens and KingsYou'll drop the death, take a deep breath,and hear life when it singsDon't get lost and washed away like a teardrop in the rainNo abuse of any kind has ever come to any gainSister T. Thorn Rose from the group Goldensealed"
Author: Doug Ten Rose
14. "Life is full of paradoxes, as roses are of thorns."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
15. "My mother says that pain is hidden in everyone you see. She says try to imagine it like big bunches of flowers that everyone is carrying around with them. Think of your pain like a big bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace. Everyone has one."
Author: Francesca Lia Block
16. "Let us make our way through these low valleys of the humble and little virtues. We shall see in them the roses amid the thorns, charity that shows its beauty among interior and exterior afflictions, the lilies of purity."
Author: Francis De Sales
17. "Rosesgot thorns.And wordsdo lie.I've seen lovedie."
Author: George Elliott Clarke
18. "Sing and rejoice ye children of the day and the light; for the Lord is at work in this thick night of darkness that may be felt: and the Truth doth flourish as the rose, and lilies do grow among the thorns and the plants atop the hills, and upon them the lambs doth skip and play."
Author: George Fox
19. "He'll probably pick you up in a limo filled with fucking roses. I hope he sits on a thorn." - Dylan Mead"
Author: H.R. Willaston
20. "The gardener uses both roses in the flowerbed and thorns in making fences."
Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
21. "Truths and roses have thorns about them."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
22. "Learn from your past and shut the door behind to live in present.Our past is just like a dry rose which was once a rose with all colors of life, with sweet fragrance, with soft petal, with thorns but now it is left with only thorns which could still hurt."
Author: Ideaswar
23. "You're a prickly, stubborn, spirited woman.""Don't forget crude, rude, and vulgar.""Only when it suits you. You're sly when occasion calls for it, direct to the point of forgetting tact even exists, sarcastic, fierce, I did mention stubborn, didn't I?""Yes," she said dryly."You're also smart, kind, gentle, beautiful, and always cling to your personal integrity, even when it's in your best interests to abandon it." A little warm feeling spread through her chest, and even her natural suspicion that he was lying couldn't quite extinguish it. Where was he going with this? "You're also quite funny," he said."Oh, I amuse you?" He gave her one of his devastating, slightly wicked smiles."You have no idea." Arrogant ass."And all of that means what?""Just that I mean to have you." She frowned at him. "I mean to have you, Rose, you and all of your thorns. I'm a disagreeable and stubborn bastard, but I'm not a fool. You didn't really expect me to pass you up, did you?"
Author: Ilona Andrews
24. "Why are roses kept for their blossoms rather than shunned for their thorns?"
Author: J. Aleksandr Wootton
25. ". . . for she was the only girl they loved, as she is the queenly pearl you prize, because of the way the night that first we met she is bound to be, methinks, and not in vain, the darling of my heart, sleeping in her april cot, within her singachamer, with her greengageflavoured candywhistle duetted to the crazyquilt, Isobel, she is so pretty, truth to tell, wildwood's eyes and primarose hair, quietly, all the woods so wild, in mauves of moss and daphnedews, how all so still she lay, neath of the whitethorn, child of tree, like some losthappy leaf, like blowing flower stilled, as fain would she anon, for soon again 'twill be, win me, woo me, wed me, ah weary me!"
Author: James Joyce
26. "Cultivo una rosa blanca,En julio como en enero,Para el amigo sinceroQue me da su mano franca.Y para el cruel que me arrancaEl corazon con que vivo,Cardo ni oruga cultivoCultivo una rosa blanca.I have a white rose to tendIn July as in January;I give it to the true friendWho offers his frank hand to me.And to the cruel one whose blowsBreak the heart by which I live,Thistle nor thorn do I give:For him, too, I have a white rose."
Author: José Martí
27. "I want to be known as the 23 year-old who is foolishly in love with a Prince she can't see. I want to rejoice while holding the rose of singleness, even when my hands bleed from its thorns. I want to resist the urge to envy the pairs growing in the middle of my neighbors' gardens. I want to be rooted in the simple truth that unripen pairs taste like lies and lingering loneliness. ?I want to put Jesus on my bullet wound and cling to His heart wrenching hope because He was kind enough to be a Band-Aid when He should have stayed a King."
Author: Katie Kiesler
28. "Do not be tempted by English roses. Their beauty fades, but their thorns are forever."
Author: Libba Bray
29. "Everything drifts. Everything is slowly swirling, philosophies tangled with the grocery lists, unreal-real anxieties like rose thorns waiting to tear the uncertain flesh, nonentities of thoughts floating like plankton, green and orange particles, seaweed -- lots of that, dark purple and waving, sharks with fins like cutlasses, herself held underwater by her hair, snared around auburn-rusted anchor chains."
Author: Margaret Laurence
30. "It is only by enlarging the scope of one's tastes and one's fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that the unfortunate individual called Man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life's thorns"
Author: Marquis De Sade
31. "It is only by sacrificing everything to sensual pleasure that this being known as Man, cast into the world in spite of himself, may succeed in sowing a few roses on the thorns of life."
Author: Marquis De Sade
32. "Red roses symbolizes love. Thorns will hurt you and red roses consists of thorns."
Author: Monika Ramzy
33. "I was not scared, though, and I could not have told you why I was not scared. I trusted Lettie, just as I had trusted her when we had gone in search of the flapping thing beneath the orange sky. I believed in her, and that meant I would come to no harm while I was with her. I knew it in a way that I knew that grass was green, the roses had sharp, woody thorns, that breakfast cereal was sweet."
Author: Neil Gaiman
34. "She had come into the garden expecting summer roses and had instead been caught in a bank of twisted, thorny, frostbitten vines."
Author: Nenia Campbell
35. "And so in poetry too, the real poetical quality, the joy of poetry, comes never from the subject but from an inventive handling of rhythmical language, from what Keats called the 'sensuous life of verse.' The element of song in the singing accompanied by the profound joy of motion, is so sweet that, while the incomplete lives of ordinary men bring no healing power with them, the thorn-crown of the poet will blossom into roses for our pleasure; for our delight his despair will gild its own thorns, and his pain, like Adonis, be beautiful in its agony; and when the poet's heart breaks it will break in music."
Author: Oscar Wilde
36. "I will soothe you and heal you,I will bring you roses.I too have been covered with thorns."
Author: Rumi
37. "The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together."
Author: Saadi
38. "It is a rose planted in your heart, and as it's thorns tear you, so does it thrive and flower"
Author: Sarah Monette
39. "Your fans, they love you erratic, charmingly gut-shot. They place the rose in your teeth, and you live off the thorns."
Author: Shay Caroline
40. "I have brought you the rose of love, and you have crowned me, in these dark hours, with their thorns."
Author: Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
41. "Yes Headwoman Azaze. But I never lie to Rosethorn. She, um, discourages it.""Evvy and I have an understanding." She grabbed the teakettle and poured hot water into the mug. "She tells me the truth, and I don't hang her in the first well we come to. It's a solution that works tolerably well for both of us."
Author: Tamora Pierce
42. "Daja: "He and Rosethorn work together? They hate each other." Lark: "I didn't say they liked it.- Daja and Lark referring to Rosethorn and Crane's cooperation on finding the cures for new diseases"
Author: Tamora Pierce
43. "Briar: "They never tell you some things. They tell you mages have wonderful power and they learn all kinds of secrets. Nobody ever mentions that some secrets you don't ever want to learn." Rosethorn: "All you can do is learn good to balance the bad. Learn and do all the good within your reach. Then, if you wake in a sweat, you have something to set against the dream."
Author: Tamora Pierce
44. "Frostpine made a face. Lifting the cup, he dumped its contents down his throat. "Auugghh!" he yelled, his voice stronger than it had been since his return from the harbor. "Are you trying to kill me, woman?""If I mean to kill someone, I do it," Rosethorn told him. "I don't try."
Author: Tamora Pierce
45. "She felt just like that girl in that book with theletter A on her chest. Only her A signified Alone. Shewas an outcast, cast out by her own choices, anoutsider with a pretty face. Like a rose, she may havebeen beautiful to look at, but almost everyone onlyknew the thorny side."
Author: Victoria Kahler
46. "Love and hatred belong to the same plant: one is rose, the other is thorn."
Author: Vinita Kinra
47. "On Translating Eugene Onegin1What is translation? On a platterA poet's pale and glaring head,A parrot's screech, a monkey's chatter,And profanation of the dead.The parasites you were so hard onAre pardoned if I have your pardon,O, Pushkin, for my stratagem:I traveled down your secret stem,And reached the root, and fed upon it;Then, in a language newly learned,I grew another stalk and turnedYour stanza patterned on a sonnet,Into my honest roadside prose--All thorn, but cousin to your rose.2Reflected words can only shiverLike elongated lights that twistIn the black mirror of a riverBetween the city and the mist.Elusive Pushkin! Persevering,I still pick up Tatiana's earring,Still travel with your sullen rake.I find another man's mistake,I analyze alliterationsThat grace your feasts and haunt the greatFourth stanza of your Canto Eight.This is my task--a poet's patienceAnd scholastic passion blent:Dove-droppings on your monument."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
48. "Sonnet 54 O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem by that sweet ornament which truth doth give The rose looks fair but fairer we it deem for that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye as the perfumed tinture of the roses hang on such thorns and play as wantonly when summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But for their virtue only is their show they live unwoo'd and unrespected fade die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so of their sweet deaths are odours made: And so of you beauteous and lovely youth when that shall vade my verse distills your truth."
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Zeena's first published sermon at 7 years old. From "The Cloven Hoof" periodical, 1970, San Francisco, CA, USA.:"The question, 'What is the difference between God and Satan?,' was put to Zeena LaVey, seven-year-old daughter of the High Priest. Her answer was...'SATAN MADE THE ROSE AND GOD MADE THE THORNS."
Author: Zeena Schreck

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