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Beautiful Quotes About the Rose Flower

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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.

Rose flower quotations and sentiments.

Beautiful Quotes, Sentiments, and Sayings on the Rose Flower

This themed article 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 roses 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."

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

  • "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 a pink rose canvas)

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

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

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Orange-colored roses in bloom.

Orange-colored 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 pressed between the pages of a book.

Romantic rosebud pressed between the pages of a book.

Why This Flower Is Special and Meaningful to Me

What blooming, beautiful flowers! Sadly, I am not blessed with gardening or growing skills, but I love to photograph nature, and I take plenty of photos while 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

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.

—Susan Coolidge

"The morning comes before the sun."

"The morning comes before the sun."

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

— Unknown Author

© 2011 Marie

Your Comments

Sonalika sah on December 14, 2018:

Garden is meaningless without rose

abdul sattar on September 24, 2018:

i love to grow roses

Brenda Hicks on April 16, 2018:

Just because I love you

R.D. Burk on May 02, 2017:

"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.

Marie (author) on November 07, 2013:

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

Boyd Carter on November 06, 2013:

Beautiful romantic quotes and great images. Well done?

Takkhis on February 19, 2013:

Beautiful lens :)

MarieWilliamsJohnstone on December 18, 2012:

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

mrdata on December 11, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 14, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you kindly, SpiceTree.

Marie (author) on July 14, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 14, 2012:

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

Lou165 from Australia on July 13, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 13, 2012:

absolutely beautiful.

Marie (author) on July 10, 2012:

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

seashell2 on July 10, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 07, 2012:

Lovely rose lens with many delightful quotes and images.

Marie (author) on July 06, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 06, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 06, 2012:

@mylittleeden: Thank you for your sweet comments :)

mylittleeden on July 04, 2012:

Delightful lens just love the smell of a sweet rose!

ObservationCreations on July 04, 2012:

Very pretty lens!

bebops on July 04, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 02, 2012:

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

Marie (author) on July 02, 2012:

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

anonymous on May 30, 2012:

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

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on February 28, 2012:

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 :)

Marie (author) on November 30, 2011:

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

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on November 29, 2011:

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.

Marie (author) on July 08, 2011:

@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.

Mary from Midwest on June 25, 2011:

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.

Marie (author) on June 23, 2011:

@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 :)

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

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