Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. —Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Pass It On®

print

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

JEAN-BAPTISTE ALPHONSE KARR

Critic, journalist, novelist.

COMMENTS


Anonymous NOVEMBER 11, 2014
I very grateful even with thorns they give you the sweet fragrance and their beauty.


What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.  —Alexandra Stoddard
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these. —George Washington Carver
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. —The 14th Dalai Lama
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. —Thomas Carlyle
If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors.
 —Frank Sinatra
Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free. —Shannon L. Alder
Service is a smile.  It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug.   It's these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition. —Richelle E. Goodrich
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. —Charles Buxton
Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. —Tom Robbins
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. —Mark Twain
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. —James Neil Hollingworth
The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. —Marcel Proust
Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.  —Leo Buscaglia
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? —Sun Tzu
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.  —Mark Twain

See All Quotations

Subscribe to our FREE
inspirational quote emails!
20170116 monday quote Friday quote 20170303 friday quote
20161213 tuesday quote new Monday quote Friday quote
20160906 tuesday quote Wednesday quote Tuesday quote