Roses fall, but the thorns remain.
If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine.
Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
I will not wear a crown of gold where my Savior wore one of thorns.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Weeds and nettles, briars and thorns, have thriven under your shadow, dissettlement and division, discontentment and dissatisfaction, together with real dangers to the whole.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Oh, this would be so much easier if I wasn't color-blind!
Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns; and so it is with man's mind.
Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.
Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.
Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.