Everything's Coming Up Roses
Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow;
Gather the roses of life today.--Pierre de Ronsard
You can complain because roses have thorns,
Or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
The fragrance always stays
In the hand that gives the rose.
Roses do comfort the heart.
There is simply the rose;
It is perfect in every moment of its existence.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Someone said that God gave us memory
So that we might have roses in December.
--Sir J.M. Barrie
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
The rose has thorns
Only for those who would pluck it.
Gather the Rose of love, whilst yet is time.
When Love came first to Earth,
The Spring spread rose-beds to receive him.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
What would the rose with all her pride be worth,
Were there no sun to call her brightness forth?
It is by believing in roses
That one brings them to bloom.