If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.