Quotation Explorer - 'Thorn'

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. - Abraham Lincoln
Not every thought is a flower; some are thorns. But while a flower may make you fall asleep and too see dreams, a thorn will wake you up and make you to think! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn. - Martin Amis
A thorn is a rose's friend but a gardener’s enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boist'rous, and it pricks like a thorn. - William Shakespeare
A thorn in your side will drive you to find someone or thing to remove it. Therefore, don't hate your enemies. Thank them. Without them, you wouldn't have traveled as far in your life to find peace and happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. - Anthony Liccione
Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas" - "Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses - Ovid
Love and hatred belong to the same plant: one is rose, the other is thorn. - Vinita Kinra
When a rose dies, a thorn is left behind. - Publius Ovidius Naso
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. - Gautama Buddha
Maybe, it is not the thorn on the rose that we should see, but the beauty of the gesture. - Shannon L. Alder
One man's thorn is another man's rose. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It’s not wasting time when you sit and look upon the roses, they remind you, every rose has a thorn! - F.J. Namini
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. - Chinese proverb
Some people are like thorns. But you have to let them be thorns, because thorns can't turn into petals. The trick is not letting them prick you; never let a thorn prick you! - C. JoyBell C.
But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. - Anne Brontë
Your life is in your hands. Only YOU have the capacity to turn it into a rosy path or a thorn filled one. Increase your vibrational output with Cosmic Ordering and your future will be rosy. - Stephen Richards
He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. - André Gide
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