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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.
Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world?
Always grow flowers, as that will make your way full of flowers. Never grow thorns, as that will make your way thorny. Never want to target someone on an arrow. You may become the target of that arrow. Never make a well in the way of someone. As you may pass by that way sometime.
You cannot show people only the petals and not the thorns. It's not fair to them.
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
I want my music to be accessible to every listener because I know that I really have something to say in terms of really, you know, removing thorns from people, thorns that really makes us unaware that we are bleeding with these thorns, like pain, grief, jealousy and so on.
There's no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers.
Sculptures created from found materials like ice and thorns, driftwood, and even bleached kangaroo bones all presuppose that artistic design will yield to the cycles of time and climate, whether over an hour or a decade.
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.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The profession of the writer has its thorns about which the reader does not dream.
I have seen one shrike occupy himself for hours in sticking up on thorns, a number of small fishes that the fishermen had thrown on the shore. The fishes dried up and decayed.
He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play accordion, but I want you to play piano and organ on some stuff. He came over a couple times a week for two weeks and gave me therapy as to whether I should do The Thorns or not.
The motto was 'Pax', but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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