But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
George William Curtis
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
James Matthew Barrie
Yet, O thou beautiful rose! Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee, without the clay at thy feet?
Julia C R Dorr
Note: This is dedicated to Cindy the Clay Queen of Angel Heart Designs. She is an artist extraordinaire, and person sublime. From clay she fashions beautiful roses. Please, take a look.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
And since I always find that life is fraught with humor here is one last quote to touch the funny bone, and hopefully, leave you laughing..............................
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
And so am I.