Marriage is like life in thisthat it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses.Robert Louis Stevenson
Change in a trice The lilies and languors of virtue For the raptures and roses of vice.algernon charles swinburne
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.thomas watson
roses are shining in PicardyIn the hush of the silver dew;roses are flowering in PicardyBut there's never a rose like you.And the roses will die with the summer timeAnd our roads may be far apart,But there's one rose that dies not in Picardy;'Tis the rose that I keep in my heart.fred weatherly
Quel triste élève de la Grè Pourrait, en voyant sa beauté, Préférer les lis de Lucrèce, Et les paleurs de la sagesse, Aux roses de la volupté?françois-joachim de pierre de bernis
And who can boast he never felt the fires, The trembling throbbings of the young desires, When he beheld the breathing roses glow, And the soft heavings of the living snow; The waving ringlets of the auburn hair, And all the rapturous graces of the fair! Oh! what defence, if fixt on him, he spy The languid sweetness of the stedfast eye! Ye who have felt the dear luxurious smart, When angel-charms oppress the powerless heart, In pity here relent the brow severe, And o'er Fernando's weakness drop the tear.william julius mickle
Her mouth Was roses gather'd from the south, The warm south side of Paradise, And breathed upon and handed down, By angels on a stair of stars.joaquin miller
As a human being it is just my nature to enjoy and share philosophy. I do this in the same way that some birds are eagles and some doves, some flowers lilies and some roses.alan watts
Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine, And all, save the spirit of man, is divine?lord byron
There Affectation, with a sickly mien, Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen.Alexander Pope
From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks, Ten thousand little loves and graces spring To revel in the roses.nicholas rowe
There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies blow; A heavenly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow. There cherries grow that none may buy, Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
Mais elle était du mond, où les plus belles choses Ont le pire destin; Et Rose, elle a vécu ce que vivent les roses, L'espace d'un matin.
And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies.Christopher Marlowe
I saw the rose-grove blushing in pride, I gathered the blushing rose and sigh'd I come from the rose-grove, mother, I come from the grove of roses.
There is a case cited by Korzybski in Science and Sanity of a man who suffered from hay fever whenever there were roses in the room. In an experiment, a bunch of roses was produced unexpectedly in front of him, and he immediately had a violent attack of hay fever, despite the fact that the "roses" in this case were made of paper .
The flower-girl's prayer to buy roses and pinks, Held out in the smoke, like stars by day.
Mourn, little harebells, o'er the lea; Ye stately foxgloves fair to see! Ye woodbines, hanging bonnilie In scented bowers! Ye roses on your thorny tree The first o' flow'rs.Robert Burns
Such happiness one wouldn't barter; Yet, oh, do you never regret The Springtide , the roses, Montmartre, Youth, poverty , love and -- Babette?
roses at first were white, 'Till they co'd not agree, Whether my Sappho's breast Or they more white sho'd be.Robert Herrick
Each Morn a thousand roses brings, you say; Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?omar khayyám