Like roses, we create barriers to protect ourselves. It does not make us weak, it makes us HUMAN. Here are 73 rose garden quotes to be accepting of your flaws.
Rose as a symbol of love, a short history
People have considered the rose as a symbol of love for centuries. It’s speculated that it started in Greek mythology, with the Goddess of Love- Aphrodite.
Aphrodite was so in love with a mortal hunter named Adonis that she did everything to protect him. It didn’t end well however as the bore that was sent to gore him successfully killed him. Just as he was about to die, she tried to rush in to save him.
As she dashed to him on the ground, her foot got pricked by a white rose thorn and her blood seeped into the rose and turned it a vibrant red. Ever since then, the rose became a symbol of passionate, romantic love.
Roses have indeed been symbols of love for centuries. But what makes a rose so unique is not its colors, nor its scent, but its thorns.
A rose has thorns to protect itself from predators. But considering the thorns, people still regard the rose as one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. After all, it’s not the thorns that people see, but the flower. When you notice the thorns, you won’t reach for the flower. But when you see the flower, you won’t bother with the thorns.
This can be applied in real life as well. We often create walls to keep others away. It is no way to make us weak, in fact, it’s good proof that we’re human. It’s not these walls- these so-called imperfections that your loved ones see; they see you as you. The entirety of YOU.
Remember that no one is perfect. Even a rose has thorns, so stop pleasing people, stop overthinking, and learn that your imperfections make you whole. After all, is said and done, things are what they are, or a rose is a rose.
Here are inspirational rose garden captions, quotes about roses and life, and rose in my garden and rose love quotes for your reading pleasure.
23 Rose in My Garden Quotes
#1 “I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” ― Roland A. Browne.
#2 “A single rose can be my garden . . . a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia
#3 “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” ― Dale Carnegie
#4 “The gentle rose offers a powerful joy known only to the heart.” ― Andrew Pacholyk
#5 “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” ― George Eliot
#6 “It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important.” ― Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
#7 “Rose never propagandizes its fragrant, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding.” ― Sukarno
#8 “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.” ― Paulo Coelho
#9 “Just remember, during the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, that there’s a seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose.” ― Leanne Rimes
#10 “A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.” ― Ray Evans
Here are more rose garden sayings:
#11 “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr
#12 “A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.” ― William Carlos Williams
#13 “If you really screw up, send roses.” ― Letitia Baldrige
#14 “There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
#15 “If the rose is a beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.” ― Charles De Leusse
#16 “Just remember, during the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, that there’s a seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose.” — Bette Midler
#17 “When life throws thorns, hunt for roses.” ― Anonymous
#18 “What a lovely thing a rose is!” ― Arthur Conan Doyle
#19 “If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.” ― Isaac Hayes
#20 “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln
#21 “But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Bronte
#22 “Don’t divorce your wife: bring her a dozen roses; the shock will kill her, and you can use the roses for the funeral.” ― Evan Esar
#23 “For the rose, though its petals are torn asunder, still smiles on, and it is never cast down.” ― Rumi
16 Rose Garden Captions
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#1 “If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” ― Swedish Proverb
#2 “The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.” ― Persian Proverb
#3 “Roses fall, but the thorns remain.” ― Anonymous
#4 “World without poetry is like a lover without a rose.” ― Shiny
#5 “Roses are red. Plants are green. My buds are my babies and I am their queen.” ― Anonymous
#6 “The loveliest roses sometimes bear the ugliest thorns.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#7 “Take time to smell the roses.” ― English Proverb
#8 “Live life in full bloom.” ― Anonymous
#9 “If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.” ― Swedish Proverb
#10 “Like flowers, we can also choose to bloom” ― The Goddess Rebellion
#11 “Stay Wild, flower child” ― Anonymous
#12 “Rose is pink. Champagne is too. I really like wine, but I love you.” ― Anonymous
#13 “This love is the rose that blooms forever.” ― Rumi
#14 “My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.” ― Bret Michaels
#15 “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ― Emma Golden
#16 “Roses fall, but the thorns remain.” ― Dutch Proverb
18 Rose Love Quotes
#1 “There may be many flowers in a man’s life…but only one rose.” ― Anonymous
#2 “Love is a rose, but you’d better not pick it, only grows when it’s on the vine. A handful of thorns and you know you’ve missed it. Lose your love when you say the word mine.” ― Linda Ronstadt
#3 “A woman is like a rose…If you take good care of her, you will see love blossom.” — Anonymous
#4 “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” ― Hada Bejar
#5 “Love is like a rose. When pressed between two lifetimes, it will last forever.” — Anonymous
#6 “True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes
#7 “Her heart was tender as a rose,
His love protected her heart,
As a thorn that protects the rose.”
― Luffing Lourduraj
#8 “The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.” — Anonymous
#9 “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.” ― Chinese Proverb
#10 “When love came first to earth, the Spring Spread rose-beds to receive him.” ― Thomas Campbell
#11 “The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” ― Unknown
#12 “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet” — Katharine Lee Bates.
#13 “A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows. Love can erase an awful past, love can be yours, you’ll see at last. To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you’d rather die. You hope you’ve found that special rose, ’cause you love and care for the one you chose.” — Rob Cella
#14 “It is at the edge of the petal that love waits.” — William Carlos Williams
#15 “Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense”. — Mark Overby.
#16 “If you stand in front of a mirror with 11 roses, you’ll see 12 of the most beautiful things in the world.” ― Anonymous
#17 “I’ll fly you on a cloud of rose petals just to let you feel how soft your love makes me feel.” ― Ravi Pankhania
#18 “A life filled with love, must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no roses.” ― Anonymous
16 Quotes About Roses and Life
To start off, here is my favorite quote about roses:
#1 “It’s ok to feel delicate sometimes. Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all.” ― Crystal Woods
#2 “True friendship is like a rose, we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.” ― Anonymous
#3 “Be like a rose; no matter how many thorns you encounter in life, bloom.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#4 “Just like the rose holds her beauty among the thorns- we can gather our strength from the most unlikely places.” ― Christine Evangelou
#5 “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose” ― Kahlil Gibran
#6 “Life is like a rose garden― Watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy” ― Anonymous
#7 “Learn from roses; even when trampled they give off perfume, not despair.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#8 “Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” ― William C. Bryant.
#9 “Don’t waste time looking at the thorns or you’ll miss the roses.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#10 “The rose is fairest when it’s budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.” ― Sir Walter Scott
#11 “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?… Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” ― Tupac Shakur
#12 “A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.” ― Chinese Proverb
#13 “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#14 “True friendship is like a rose: we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.” ― Evelyn Loeb
#15 “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ― Ben Hogan
#16 “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” ― Saadi
Wrapping It Up
Like roses, we are all beautiful in our own flawed ways. Learn that not everyone will like your thorns, but that does not mean you can’t bloom into the most majestic flower. Remember to look at the world through rose-colored happy lenses, or as the French say- La Vie En Rose!
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