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

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

JEAN-BAPTISTE ALPHONSE KARR

Critic, journalist, novelist.

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


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