75 Beautiful Rose Quotes About Love And Life

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 04, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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A rose is considered to be the symbol of love.

Not just the love between lovers, rose is also the symbol of life and friendship. The beautiful bond between friends and family is often materialized in the form of gifting a rose.

'Roses are for love', goes the cliché, yet it is quite true in our daily life. Each color of a rose symbolizes a different meaning.

For example, the red ones symbolize the love between lovers,  yellow roses uphold the beauty of friendship, pink roses symbolize gratitude and joy, whereas a white rose is often seen as a sign of truce between enemies. Given below you will find a list of some of the best rose quotes from famous personalities all over the world.

For more relatable content, check out pink quotes and red quotes.

Famous Rose Quotes

A red rose in the pewter vase

One can find a rose between the pages of a book, as if a reminder of something that used to be sweet. From a child to a poet, everyone's favorite is a rose, especially a rose garden. The following is a list of some of the most famous roses sayings and quotes about roses.

1. "But he who dares not grasp the thorn, should never crave the rose."

- Anne Bronte.

2. "The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends."

- Unknown.*

3.  "Tis the last rose of summer

    Left blooming alone;

    All her lovely companions

    Are faded and gone".

- Thomas Moore.

4.  "The pink roses are love hopeful and expectant. White roses are love dead or forsaken–but the red roses–ah, Leslie, what are the red roses? Love triumphant."

- Lucy Maud Montgomery.

5. "It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers."

- Arthur Conan Doyle.

6. "True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses."

- Ana Claudia Antunes.

7. "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

- Jimi Hendrix.

8. "O Rose thou art sick.

The invisible worm,

That flies in the night."

- William Blake, 'The Sick Rose'.

9. "It’s the time you spent on your rose that makes her so important."

- Antoine De Saint Exupéry.

10. "My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns."

- Bret Michaels.

11. "And his dark secret love

      Does thy life destroy."

- William Blake, 'The Sick Rose'.

12. "Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again."

- Unknown.*

13. "A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: Aren’t you tired of waiting? Yes, but if I close my petals, I will wither and die."

- Paulo Coelho.

14. "A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true."

- Ray Evans.

15. "Every rose has its thorn

Just like every night has its dawn."

-  Poison, 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Best Rose Quotes

Receiving a rose from your favorite person can change your dull day into a beautiful one. Here's a list of some of the best roses flower quotes and sayings that are as beautiful as a rose garden.

16. "Truths and roses have thorns about them."

- Henry David Thoreau.

17. "The red rose whispers of passion,

And the white rose breathes of love;

O, the red rose is a falcon,

And the white rose is a dove."

- John Boyle O'Reilly.

18. "The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyone the sculpted flower."

- William C Bryant.

19." O my Luve is like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve is like the melody

That’s sweetly played in tune."

- Robert Burns.

20. "But ne'er the rose without the thorn."

- Robert Herrick.

21. "Deep in black roses

Dateless doses

I'm fallin' victim to black roses."

- Charlie XCX, 'Black Roses'.

22. “The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.”

- Ovid.

23. "Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you."

– Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

24. "But the rose leaves herself upon the brier, For winds to kiss and grateful bees to feed."

- John Keats.

25. “Roses, roses, roses, I thank all the roses that bloom in the Spring”

– Andy Williams, 'And Roses And Roses'.

Rose Quotes From Shakespeare

Over the years, every poet and author has tried to capture the rose's rarest essence through their literary works. Few have been successful, William Shakespeare is one of them. Given below is a list of quotes about roses and roses sayings from the great man himself.

26. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

- William Shakespeare.

27. "Lawn as white as driven snow;

Cyprus black as e’er was crow;

Gloves as sweet as damask roses."

- William Shakespeare.

28." I'll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew."

- William Shakespeare.

29. "From fairest creatures we desire increase

That thereby beauty’s rose might never die."

- William Shakespeare.

30. "Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety."

- William Shakespeare.

31. "I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks."

- William Shakespeare.

32. "Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best."

- William Shakespeare.

33. "Women are as roses, whose fair flower being once displayed, doth fall that very hour."

- William Shakespeare.

34. "At Christmas I no more desire a rose

Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth."

- William Shakespeare.

35. "Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;

They were but sweet, but figures of delight."

- William Shakespeare.

Popular Red Roses Quote

"Beautiful like a rose" is a compliment that is often received by many young people because the life cycle of a rose can be related back to our own lives. Here's a list of some most famous rose sayings and quotes about roses.

36. “Life is like a rose, peeping through the hardships of life to bloom with color."

- Stephanie.

37. "Love and a red rose can't be hid."

- Thomas Holcroft.

38. "There may be many flowers in one’s life…but only one rose."

- Unknown.*

39. "O my Luve’s like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;"

- Robert Burns, 'A Red Red Rose'.

40. "I can't have white roses. They symbolize death"

- Nina Arianda.

41. "She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns."

- Olga Broumas.

42. "I am a rose, you are my thorns, clutching to me, protecting me."

- Bernice Ellrick.

43. "Long live the rose that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared."

- Tupac Amaru Shakur.

44. "A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead."

- Nixon Waterman.

45. "A flash of dew, a bee or two,

A breeze

A caper in the trees,

And I'm a rose!

— Emily Dickinson, 'A Rose'.

Rose Gold Quotes

Gifting roses, for a lifetime of love and friendship between two individuals is not very uncommon, such is the human nature. The following is a list of flowers, beauty quotes, rose quotes about love and life.

46. "Life is a flower of which love is the honey."

- Victor Hugo.

47. "Flowers are love’s truest language."

- Park Benjamin.

48. "A rose she wore - the flower June made for her;

Fairer it looked than when upon the stem."

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 'The Rose'.

49. "Love flowers best in openness and freedom."

- Edward Abbey.

50." Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow."

- John Lennon.

51. "O sweet wild rose on the mountain

Where pine-tree forest shields"

-Ruby Archer, 'Wild Rose Of Colorado'.

52. "One rose is enough for the dawn."

-  Edmond Jabes.

53."Gather therefore the Rose, whilest yet is prime."

- Edmund Spenser.

54. "The little rose is dust, my dear;  The elfin wind is gone"

- Grace Hazard Conkling, 'The Little Rose Is Dust, My Dear'.

55. "Queer little roses,

Funny little roses,

To like to run away!"

- Julia P. Ballard, 'Two Little Roses'.

56. "She singled out a rose,

And in its inmost crimson heart,

Enraptured, plunged her nose."

-Ernest Howard Crosby, 'In The Garden'.

57. "A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you."

- Anthony Liccione.

58."The rose does not bloom without thorns. True, but would that the thorns did not outlive the rose."

- Richter.

59. "If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself."

- Charles De Leusse.

60. "Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow."

- Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Rose Quotes About Friendship

Friendship is perhaps the most beautiful and precious bond in the world, and to celebrate it, what can be more suitable than gifting a rose to your favorite person? Given below is a list of rose quotations about friendship.

61."The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose."

– Kahlil Gibran.

62. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

- Abraham Lincoln.

63. "Maybe a breath of politic words

Has withered our Rose Tree"

- Peter Burn, 'The Rose Tree'.

64. "If you really screw up, send roses."

- Letitia Baldrige.

65. "A yellow rose silently bloomed,

One morning, in the cold of autumn"

- Mirela Athanas, 'The Autumn Rose'.

66. "The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new."

- Sir Walter Scott.

67. "The rose did caper on her cheek,

Her bodice rose and fell"

- The Lovers, 'Emily Dickinson'

68. "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.

69. "The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."

- Salvador Dali.

70. "Rose never propagandizes its fragrance, but its own fragrance spreads surrounding."

- Soekarno.

71."Oh dear! is Summer over?

I heard a rosebud moan,

When first her eyes she opened,

And found she was alone"

- Oiver Herford, 'The First Rose Of Summer'.

72. "Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

73.  "A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty."

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

74. “In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn.”

– June Stoyer.

75. "If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers."

― Antoine De Saint Exupery.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestion for rose quotes, then why not take a look at wildflower quotes or color quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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