Had it lived long, it would have been Lilies without, roses within.Andrew Marvell
I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness.Andrew Marvell
Even in mathematics his whimsical fancy was sometimes suffered to peep out, and little girls who learnt the rudiments of calculation at his knee found the path they had imagined so thorny set about with roses by reason of the delightful fun with which he would turn a task into a joy. But when the fun was over the little girl would find that she had learnt the lesson (all unknowingly) just the same. Happy little girls who had such a master.isa bowman
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.
’T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.edward moore
Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.Matthew Arnold
If I take things slowly today in order to appreciate life better, and if I take time to listen to the messages that life sends me, then I will have less time to do the things I need to do today. Then tomorrow I will have to do everything that much faster and I will be that much more unable to appreciate life. It is dangerous to stop and smell the roses.john s. hall
Satin rays and coloured days Stark blue horizons Naked limbs and wheat bins, hazy afternoons Voicing, rejoicing the wine cups do bring Pussywillows, cat-tails, soft winds and rosesgordon lightfoot
On the cold cheek of Death smiles and roses are blending, And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.james beattie
See truth, love, and mercy in triumph descending, And nature all glowing in Eden's first bloom! On the cold cheek of death smiles and roses are blending, And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.
Alas! to seize the moment When heart inclines to heart, And press a suit with passion, Is not a woman's part. If man come not to gather The roses where they stand, They fade among their foliage, They cannot seek his hand.william cullen bryant
roses were sette of swete savour, With many roses that thei bere.Geoffrey Chaucer
Oh! there is naught in nature bright Whose roses do not shed their light; When morning paints the Orient skies, Her fingers burn with roseate dyes.
Let opening roses knotted oaks adorn, And liquid amber drop from every thorn.Alexander Pope
For there no yew nor cypress spread their gloom But roses blossom'd by each rustic tomb.thomas campbell
Though the way of religion has thorns in it with respect to persecution, yet it is full of roses with respect to that inward peace and contentment that the soul finds in it.
I question not if thrushes sing, if roses load the air. Beyond my heart I need not reach when all is summer there.
The violets ope their purple heads; The roses blow, the cowslip springs.jonathan swift
roses are...also beautiful when they scatter.