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But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose—Anne Bronte

Nanz & Neuner, Inc., Floral Catalogue Illustrated, 1899, Front CoverNanz & Neuner, Inc., Floral Catalogue Illustrated, 1899, Front Cover, also featured in Seed Catalogs.

Some more rose-related quotes for this rosy month of June . . .

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.—Salvador Dali

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

'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.—Thomas More

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And she was fair as is the rose in May.—Geoffrey Chaucer

—Elizabeth Periale

One Comment

  1. Joshua Cintron

    Who would have thought there would be quotes about life using a rose as a metaphor? I love it. Especially, “you are responsible for your rose.” That is so deep. Thanks for this post.

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