Thoughts on { Roses | Proverbs from Around the World

The Scent of Roses Andre Edouard Marty 1924 768x786 1

André Edouard Marty, The Scent of Roses, 1924

“It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.”

French Proverb

“The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.”

Persian Proverb

“Those who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either.”

German Proverb

“The gardener who loves roses is slave to a thousand thorns.”

Turkish Proverb

“Take time to smell the roses.”


“They couldn’t find any reason to criticize the roses, so they complained that they were red!”

Egyptian Proverb

“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.”

Chinese Proverb

“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.”

Turkish Proverb

“He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.”

Arabian Proverb

“No rose without a thorn.”

French Proverb

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