Love rose quotes?
Roses with quotes are perfect for expressing your feelings!
And make great captions for rose pictures, if you favor flowers for your Instagram post ideas.
Here you’ll find:
- Eloquent rose quotes by Shakespeare.
- Red rose quotes – the color of passion!
- Rose quotes for her love.
- Short rose quotes, ideal for making picture quotes.
- And rose with thorns quotes – because that’s life!
Let’s dive into the beauty now…
Rose quotes from Shakespeare
The Bard had much to say about roses! And his words surely wax poetic.
I’ll say she looks as clear
As morning roses newly washed with dew.
~William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
~William Shakespeare, Sonnet 35
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
~William Shakespeare, Sonnet 54
For women are as roses, whose fair flower
Being once display’d doth fall that very hour.
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
~William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost
Earthlier happy is the rose distilled
Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn,
Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
From fairest creatures we desire increase
That thereby beauty’s rose might never die.
~William Shakespeare, Sonnet 1
Of all flowers
Methinks a rose is best.
~William Shakespeare, Two Noble Kinsmen
O rose of May. Dear maid, kind sister, sweet Ophelia.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
~William Shakespeare, Richard III
Which leads right into our next section on quotes about red roses!
And you’ll find more words from William on this page of March quotes.
Red rose quotes
Red roses signify romantic love, and are the classic way to express “I love you” to your partner.
You’ll find more quotes to express your love in the following section, Rose quotes about love. And there are more sayings about red roses in other sections too!
O, my love is like a red, red rose.
Her lips like a dew on a red rose. Her eyes like a rainbow. In every drop of rain walking goddess glistened like a diamond.
Love and a red rose can’t be hid.
The rose is the 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.
And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart.
Roses are red, violets are blue.
The best part of my life is you.
I see trees of green, red roses too.
I see them bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.
Roses are red, violets are blue,
And I’ll never ever, ever stop loving you.
Oh, my luve’s like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June; Oh, my luve’s like the melody, that’s sweetly played in tune.
Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships
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
Roses are red, violets are blue,
I’ll never love someone the way I love you.
You’ll find a rainbow of sayings in these colorful quotes.
Rose quotes for love
Inspiration for your gifts of roses!
Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says For the woman I love and the second, For my best friend.
I’ll fly you on a cloud of rose petals just to let you feel how soft your love makes me feel.
She is lovelier than all the roses in the world.
A woman is like a rose… If you take good care of her, you will see love blossom.
The rose speaks of love silently in a language known only to the heart.
There may be many flowers in one’s life… but only one rose.
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.
You’ll find more quotes about love in these Taylor Swift quotes.
Or scroll on for more rosy sayings…
True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.
~Ana Claudia Antunes
In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love.
When love came first to earth, the Spring spread rose beds to receive him.
When the night has been too lonely,
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.
This love is the rose that blooms forever.
My love is like a rose divided into two, the leaves I give to others, but the rose I give to you.
Don’t forget yourself! Check out these self love quotes for Instagram.
Short rose quotes
I love short quotes for adding to images! Copy and paste into these apps to add text to photos.
And they also make ideal Instagram captions for rose pictures.
The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.
One rose says more than the dozen.
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
~Katharine Lee Bates.
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.
World without poetry is like a lover without a rose.
Inspire your inner artist with these art quotes.
Or keep going for more quotes about roses…
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No rose without a thorn.
And she was fair as is the rose in May.
A rose is honored for its beauty, not its size.
What a lovely thing a rose is!
~Arthur Conan Doyle
Take time to smell the roses.
My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.
A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows.
Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.
~Louisa May Alcott
Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.
I’ve also got more enchanting short flower quotes.
Roses with thorns quotes
Even the queen of flowers has thorns! Take a new view of the negative with these thorn quotes.
The more you love roses the more you must bear with thorns.
Friends are the roses of life… pick them carefully and avoid the thorns!
Where there are no thorns there are no roses.
Think of your pain like a bunch of red roses, a beautiful thorn necklace. Everyone has one.
~Francesca Lia Block
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
The mind is a red rose with thorns… Don’t get too close.
There is no rose without a thorn.
You might also enjoy these love for nature quotes.
I have brought you the rose of love, and you have crowned me, in these dark hours, with their thorns.
~Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.
If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful?
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
More wise words in these Abraham Lincoln quotes.
I was too busy admiring the petals that I forgot about the thorns.
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn.
She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.
Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
~Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The most pretty little things have lethal thorns.
Truths and roses have thorns about them.
~Henry David Thoreau
Every rose has its thorn. Just like every night has its dawn.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Get some good vibes going with these positive quotes.
More rose quotes
Yet more, because there’s always something to say about roses! The art directly above was inspired by the poem quoted below.
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.
~Charles De Leusse
A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
~William Carlos Williams
It matters not
what goal you seek,
its secret here reposes
You’ve got to dig
from week to week
to get Results or Roses
Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.
In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn!
Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.
You can’t have a pain-free life. It can’t all be roses and unicorns.
Get inspired with these motivational quotes.
Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference.
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
~J. M. Barrie
The rose is fairest when ’tis budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
~Sir Walter Scott
Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.
There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
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