A rose is a rose.
“Civilization begins with a rose. A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. It continues with blooming and it fastens clearly upon excellent examples.” (As Fine as Melanctha)
“A rose tree may be a rose tree may be a rosy rose tree if watered.” (Alphabets and Birthdays)
Some quotes that I found today which are very wise.
But my favorite ‘rose-quote’ of the day is “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. Heh, romantic eh?