Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it
— Mark Twain

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.
Bertrand Russell fragrances quote

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
— Proverbs

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
— Beverley Nichols

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
— Isaac Hayes