“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous; and it pricks like thorn.”
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution”
“The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.”
“Never pluck flowers if you love them, for a thorn loves them more than you do.”
“Life can be like a rose without thorns, once looking lustful and beautiful, but in time has no protection from pests and deception.”
Francesco Nicholas Cece
“Truths and roses have thorns about them.”
Henry David Thoreau
“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.”
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