Marriage is like life in thisthat it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses.Robert Louis Stevenson
I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind,Flung roses, roses riotously with the throngErnest Dowson
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
If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.Alan Bennett
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
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
While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.thomas moore
From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks, Ten thousand little loves and graces spring To revel in the roses.nicholas rowe
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.
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
I have forgot much,Cynara! Gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses, riotously with the throng, Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind; But I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, all the time, because the dance was long: I have been faithful to thee,Cynara! in my fashion.Ernest Dowson
'Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house, My cousin Romney gathered with his hand On all my birthdays, for me, save the last; And then I shook the tree too rough, too rough, For roses to stay after.
We have communal quarrels-not that they are peculiar to us. England had also its Wars of the roses, and today British Imperialism is the enemy of the world.Mohandas K. Gandhi