Beautiful Rose Flower Quotes

Updated on May 18, 2016
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Every time I read a book, I love to jot down and record my favorite quotes in it. There is a sentiment to match every mood.

Rose flower quotations and sentiments page
Rose flower quotations and sentiments page

Beautiful Quotes, Sentiments and Sayings on the Rose Flower

This themed page has a large selection of my favorite beautiful and charming sentiments about the rose. The enchanting and elegant plant has many beautiful quotations, sayings and poetry to its name. The petal structure of this plant is so intricate that it's difficult to do them any real justice in art. However, many famous painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne have painted the flower well.

These sentiments contain some beautiful and elegant sayings that provide you with a tranquil read. The sayings are also ideal verses to complete a themed project whether it's a card, scrapbook or words to suit a custom designed gift. And they are great to share on your favorite social media sites too.

Love is like a rose. When pressed between two lifetimes, it will last forever.

— Unknown Author

My Favorite Quotations and Verses about Roses

"But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose."

~ Anne Bronte

"There may be many flowers in a man's life, but there is only one rose."

~ Unknown Author

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

~ William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

"The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant."

~ Unknown Author

"Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be."

~ Edmund Waller

"I named all my children after flowers. There's Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial."

~ Bert Williams

"And she was fair as is the rose in May."

~ Geoffrey Chaucer

"Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again."

~ Unknown Author

"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

"LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"Let the beauty and fragrance of a rose touch your soul."

~ Displayed on the pink rose canvas below

More Quotations to Follow ...

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 Rhimes
Single golden yellow orange rose flower
Single golden yellow orange rose flower

"Love is like a rose. When pressed between two lifetimes, it will last forever."

~ Unknown Author

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."

~ Henri Matisse

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."

~ Leo Buscaglia

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said."

~ Victor Hugo

"I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart."

~ Jon English

"... 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

"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 Rhimes

"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows. Love can erase an awful past, love can be yours, you'll see at last. To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die. You hope you've found that special rose, 'cause you love and care for the one you chose."

~ Rob Cella

"Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent."

~ Proverb

More Sayings to Follow ...

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes
Orange color roses in bloom
Orange color roses in bloom

"If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."

~ Isaac Hayes

"I never promised you a rose garden."

~ Traian Basescu

"Have you ever watched a rose as it fades away; the color becomes deeper as the petals dry. That's how my love for you deepens as the days go by."

~ Unknown Author

"Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower."

~ William C. Bryant

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."

~ Dale Carnegie

"The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together."

~ Saadi

"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose"

~ Kahlil Gibran

"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind."

~ Clive Bell

"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime."

~ Proverb

"My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you."

~ Unknown Author

Romantic rosebud rose flower pressed between the pages of a book
Romantic rosebud rose flower pressed between the pages of a book

Why This Flower is Special and Meaningful to Me

I Might Not Be Green-Fingered But I Love Photographing Flowers

What blooming beautiful flowers! I am sadly not blessed with gardening or growing skills but I really love to photograph nature and I take plenty of photos while out walking or on visits to places. The orange rose featured in the introduction was a lucky find from a nature walk in my little town here in England. Orange blooms are my favorite shade for this flower. All the natural shades are pretty but orange is one I tend to see less on my travels so I just appreciate it more.

When I was a child, I often walked past a cottage which was aptly named "Rose Cottage" this enchanting wee little house that lived up to its name since the garden was full of an amazing array of this flower. I've never forgotten that magical place and it's exactly the kind of home I'd be happy to retire in but I'd need a gardener for sure!

The Morning Comes Before the Sun

A Poem by Susan Coolidge

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose

From out night's gray and cloudy sheath;

Softly and still it grows and grows,

Petal by petal, leaf by leaf;

Each sleep-imprisoned creature breaks

Its dreamy fetters, one by one,

And love awakes, and labor wakes,--

The morning comes before the sun.

What is this message from the light

So fairer far than light can be?

Youth stands a-tiptoe, eager, bright,

In haste the risen sun to see;

Ah! check thy lunging, restless heart,

Count the charmed moments as they run,

It is life's best and fairest part,

This morning hour before the sun.

When once thy day shall burst to flower,

When once the sun shall climb the sky,

And busy hour by busy hour,

The urgent noontide draws anigh;

When the long shadows creep abreast,

To dim the happy task half done,

Thou wilt recall this pause of rest,

This morning hush before the sun.

To each, one dawning and one dew,

One fresh young hour is given by fate,

One rose flush on the early blue.

Be not impatient then, but wait!

Clasp the sweet peace on earth and sky,

By midnight angels woven and spun;

Better than day its prophecy,

The morning comes before the sun.

What do you like about the Rose?

What is the best thing about the Rose flower?

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There may be many flowers in a man's life, but there is only one rose.

— Unknown Author

© 2011 Marie

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      Brenda Hicks 

      5 months ago

      Just because I love you

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      R.D. Burk 

      16 months ago

      "Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed,that with the sun's love, in the spring, becomes the rose." This quote is not from Leann Rimes, but was written by Amanda McBroom.

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      Marie 

      4 years ago

      @Boyd Carter: Thank you and I appreciate your visit.

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      Boyd Carter 

      4 years ago

      Beautiful romantic quotes and great images. Well done?

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      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful lens :)

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      MarieWilliamsJohnstone 

      5 years ago

      @mrdata: Thank you, Happy Holidays to you too :)

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      mrdata 

      5 years ago

      Great and elegant selections you did Kinworm :) Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you kindly, SpiceTree.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you. Roses are very beautiful flowers.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @Lou165: You're very welcome thank you :)

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      Lou165 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for including one of my rose cards, this page looks great :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      absolutely beautiful.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @seashell2: Thank you, you're very welcome :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Lovely rose lens with many delightful quotes and images.

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      seashell2 

      6 years ago

      Very pretty, thanks for featuring two of my rose items!

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @bebops: Thank you, Roses are so beautiful :)

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @ObservationCreations: Thank you, glad you liked my roses page :)

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @mylittleeden: Thank you for your sweet comments :)

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      mylittleeden 

      6 years ago

      Delightful lens just love the smell of a sweet rose!

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      ObservationCreations 

      6 years ago

      Very pretty lens!

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      bebops 

      6 years ago

      So many lovely roses and quotations. Thank you for putting this together. I really enjoyed it.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much. That is very kind of you BeeJay. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: Thank you so much, LadyMermaid for your kind visits to my rose flower quotations page :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This is a totally delightful lens - thank you for putting so much time and effort into something beautiful for others to enjoy. I will happily link up this lovely page to my page on hand blown glass vases.

      Cheers, Beejay4016

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      My blessing has worn off of this beautiful rose quotes article so I am back to sprinkle a little more angel dust once again. Have a wonderful day :)

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      Marie 

      6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: Wow, what an amazing and delightful comment to receive! Thank you so much for visiting Ladymermaid!

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      Mary 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      I love roses always have. I have always love poetry. I written some poems some good some not.

      I have tried to grow roses never could.

      Nice lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      This is indeed the most beautiful lens that I have come across today. Rose quotes and rose images combined on beautiful pink just compliments this article perfectly. Absolutely delightful to visit.

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      Marie 

      7 years ago

      @quickcutterss: My love of roses stems from a childhood of walking past a beautiful Rose Cottage which was abundant in the flower. Thank you for your comments on my rose quotes page.

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      Marie 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes perhaps rose quotes are not so popular as other quotations but I really enjoy quotes on my favorite flowers. Thanks so much for stopping by and cheering me on :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I love quotes and only my lenses on quotes are doing well. Surprised to see this beautiful lens languishing where it does not belong!

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