One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. James Russell Lowell
My life is extremely full and wretchedly busy, and I feel that while my life drains energy from my work, my work in turn drains energy from my life. The result is, I am always playing catch-up spiritually. That is my thorn. Jan Karon
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn. Martin Amis
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn. Martin Amis
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses. Ovid