From time immemorial the red rose has been hailed as the symbol of unconditional love.
Red roses are given to those who you want to show love and passion, people who you have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage.
The Yellow Rose
These variety of roses make perfect get well soon or cheer up bouquets and are universally popular.
Yellow roses express joy, gladness, and friendship.
They are also are given to new mothers, newly-weds, and graduates.
They're also used as a reminder to a loved one to show that you truly care.
The Lavender Rose
Lavender roses show that you have fallen in love with someone from the moment you saw them.
They also can be presented to those who you feel are very unique, and those who you feel are enchanting.
Purple or Lavender roses have a regal fragrance to them and make bouquets befitting Royalty.
The Pink Rose
Pink roses in general are given to those whom you want to show thankfulness, admiration, and happiness.
The different shades of pink can have more exact implications.
Deep pink is used for appreciation and gratitude.
Light pink conveys admiration and sympathy, whereas peach roses are given to show modesty.
The White Rose
The White Rose is regarded as the traditional wedding flower .
White being the colour of purity, virtue and chastity- this variety of the rose is symbolic of reverence.
White roses are given to those who are innocent, reverent, and pure.
They are very commonly used in weddings.
White rose bouquets are also presented at funerals and obituaries as a mark of respect.
The Orange Rose
Orange roses are midway in meaning between Yellow and Red ones and hence find a place in bouquets meant for felicitation of an achievement one is particularly proud of.
Orange roses are especially given to those whom you desire, those you want to get to know better, or those who you are proud of.
No rose without a thorn. French Proverb
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. Ovid
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Take time to smell the roses.
Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Henry David Thoreau
The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.
Those who don't pick roses in summer won't pick them in winter either.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
It's the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important... People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your rose.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.