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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
An onion will not produce a rose.  Latin.  1
Among thorns, grow roses.  2
Brief, while the rose doth bloom gather it straight;
No rose, but thorns, remain for those who wait.
Every rose has its thorn.  Italian.  4
For the rose the thorn is often plucked.  5
Gather the rose and leave the thorn behind.  6
He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.  Dutch.  7
No house without a mouse, no barn without corn, no rose without a thorn.  German.  8
Not every one may pluck roses.  9
Pluck the rose, and leave the thorns.  Italian.  10
Roses and maidens soon lose their bloom.  German.  11
Roses fall but the thorns remain.  Dutch.  12
Roses have thorns.  13
Soon fades the rose, once past the fragrant hour,
The loiterer finds a bramble for a flower.  Dr. Johnson, from the Greek.
Strew no roses before swine.  Dutch.  15
The bud becomes a rose, and the rose a hip.  French.  16
The faded rose no suitor knows.  17
The fairest rose at last is withered.  18
The rose is queen.  German.  19
The roses fall and the thorns remain.  Italian.  20
There are more thistles than roses.  German.  21
Under the thorn grow the roses.  German.  22
You may break, you may shatter the vase as you will,
But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.  Moore.

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