"A rose is a rose is a rose." Gertrude Stein
"My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you." author unknown
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees ."
"Truths and roses have thorns about them." Henry David Thoreau
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
"True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades." Evelyn Loeb
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." Emma Goldman
"The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends." Persian Proverb