Quotations About / On:
A rose is not a rose until it bloom's.
(is it poetry)
In falls we rise but in rise we fall.
(If one learns from one's mistakes, one can become the greatest of men. However, after success, if one becomes too proud, one's downfall is destined.)
The roses you lifted to your lips ... lucky roses!
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).)
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”
(― Kahlil Gibran)
There's always a fall before a rise. If you rise without falling, you better watch your back.
“The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; Im against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.”
A rose for a rose! With the pose of a prose.
It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.36311.)
Man will rise, if God by exception lends him a hand; he will rise by abandoning and renouncing his own means, and letting himself be raised and uplifted by purely celestial means.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Apology For Raymond Sebond," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 12, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
The best way to rise in society is to use all possible means of persuading people that one has already risen in society.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 57 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)