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1. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Lleu is a hard lord," said Huw, "He is killing Gronw without anger, without love, without mercy. He is hurt too much by the woman and the spear. Yet what is there when it is done? His pride. No spear. No friend."Roger started at Huw. "You're not so green as you're grass-looking, are you?" he said. "Now you mention it, I have been thinking— That bloke Gronw was the only one with any real guts at the end.""But none of them is all to blame," said Huw. "It is only together they are destroying each other.""That Blod-woman was pretty poor," said Roger, "however you look at it.""No," said Huw. "She was made for her lord. Nobody is asking her if she wants him. It is bitter twisting to be shut up with a person you are not liking very much. I think she was longing for the time when she was flowers on the mountain, and it is making her cruel, as the rose is growing thorns."
Author: Alan Garner
3. "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
Author: Alphonse Karr
4. "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
5. "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
6. "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
7. "She prunes the idea away like a faded rose blossom, and quickly discards it as if the thorns might puncture her resolve."
Author: Beth Neff
8. "Every time I've held a rose,It seems I only felt the thorns"
Author: Billy Joel
9. "My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns."
Author: Bret Michaels
10. "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
11. "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
12. "A rose without its thorns would be too perfect to be admired. Similarly, people without imperfections would be apathetic."
Author: Chirag Tulsiani
13. "He hesitated for a moment. Then he said softly, "I love you, Mother." He took my hand and kissed it, and folded my fingers round the stem of the rose. He had stripped it of its thorns."
Author: Elizabeth Peters
14. "Life is full of paradoxes, as roses are of thorns."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
15. "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
16. "Rosesgot thorns.And wordsdo lie.I've seen lovedie."
Author: George Elliott Clarke
17. "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
18. "Doubt swells and surges, with swelling doubt behind!My soul in storm is but a tattered sail,Streaming its ribbons on the torrent gale;In calm, 'tis but a limp and flapping thing:Oh! swell it with thy breath; make it a wing,To sweep through thee the ocean, with thee the windNor rest until in thee its haven it shall find.Roses are scentless, hopeless are the morns,Rest is but weakness, laughter crackling thorns,But love is life. To die of love is thenThe only pass to higher life than this.All love is death to loving, living men;All deaths are leaps across clefts to the abyss.Weakness needs pity, sometimes love's rebuke;Strength only sympathy deserves and draws -And grows by every faithful loving look.Ripeness must always come with loss of might."
Author: George MacDonald
19. "Don't judge from the outside. Like any beautiful rose has thorns... the more a person appears nice on the outside, the more you should doubt the inside."
Author: Gosho Aoyama
20. "Roses and thorns are parts of the same plant. Somehow though, some people are concerned mainly about the roses. The rose is not on the plant for more than a week, but the thorns are there forever.Roses are teaching that the beauty of life will bloom, once you have taught yourself the lessons given by living with the thorns."
Author: Grigoris Deoudis
21. "The gardener uses both roses in the flowerbed and thorns in making fences."
Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
22. "Truths and roses have thorns about them."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
23. "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
24. "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
25. "If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
Author: Isaac Hayes
26. "Why are roses kept for their blossoms rather than shunned for their thorns?"
Author: J. Aleksandr Wootton
27. "A rose is a mixture of flower and thorns, which means it's half "Let's fuck," and half "fuck you.""
Author: Jarod Kintz
28. "Would women find vampires even sexier and more romantic if instead of fangs they had rose thorns? It's thoughts like these I think of when digging in my garden, looking for my one true love (If only I could remember where I buried her!)."
Author: Jarod Kintz
29. "Knowledge is a Bed of Roses; for Every Beautiful Flower, there are a Dozen Thorns to Match"
Author: Joshua Caleb
30. "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
31. "Do not be tempted by English roses. Their beauty fades, but their thorns are forever."
Author: Libba Bray
32. "A rose is not its thorns, a peach is not its fuzz and a human being is not his or her crankiness."
Author: Lisa Kogan
33. "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
34. "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
35. "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
36. "Red roses symbolizes love. Thorns will hurt you and red roses consists of thorns."
Author: Monika Ramzy
37. "Briar Rose awakens to grace us with her gentle presence once more.""Shut up," says Vol."Your thorns are showing."
Author: Nenia Campbell
38. "Love for one another is built on the actions we take. Words that are said, are used for short comfort; but little do we know lies can be hidden in the riddle. Tread carefully through the puddle of roses for there, thorns await."
Author: Ochir Napoleoni
39. "There is no rose without thorns."
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
40. "Rose is not complete without the thorns."
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
41. "Out here the wild things are healthy, the old trees whose roots find sustenance far below the ill-used layer of topsoil, the occasional rosebush gone to green thicket and thorns, the unstoppable kudzu. It is as if they have decided to take back the land for their own."
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
42. "I gave her roses and she blames me for the thorns"
Author: Rodney White
43. "I will soothe you and heal you,I will bring you roses.I too have been covered with thorns."
Author: Rumi
44. "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
45. "Know that a rose without thorns has never been plucked"
Author: Shota Rustaveli
46. "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
47. "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
48. "At our age the imagination across the sorry facts lifts usto make roses stand before thorns. Surelove is cruel and selfish and totally obtuse—at least, blinded by the light, young love is. But we are older,I to love and you to be loved, we have,no matter how, by our wills survived to keepthe jeweled prize always at our finger tips.We will it so and so it is past all accident."
Author: William Carlos Williams
49. "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
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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When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so. [...] But I fear for you young people because you do not understand how strong is the bond of kinship. You do not know what it is to speak with one voice. And what is the result? An abominable religion has settled among you. A man can now leave his father and his brothers. He can curse the gods of his fathers and his ancestors, like a hunter's dog that suddenly goes mad and turns on his master. I fear for you; I fear for the clan."
Author: Chinua Achebe

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