Rose Quotes

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.

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.

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

William Shakespeare

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.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Gertrude Stein

A really great quotation… a twist on the standard “glass is half full”

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