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Rose quotes have inspired and amused us for centuries. I've been in the process of compiling some of the better ones here. If you have a good one that should be added, definitely contact us. We'd love to add it. Great quotations can stir the soul, or they can add humor to the day.

Stop and smell the roses

Surprisingly, this perhaps most famous of rose quotes does not have a clear origin. Although its somewhat cliched, it still is a good reminder to relax and be in the moment with things.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare's most famous quotations. It's a great line from Romeo and Juliet, with Juliet stating that she doesn't care about family names, they are just labels.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Abraham Lincoln

A really great definitely helps keep things in perspective for me.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
Gertrude Stein

I have my own interpretation of this, but Stein said that it was meant to be a way to emphasize the presence of the flower in the scene of her poem.

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