One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Every apparently desirable situation has its share of trouble or difficulty.
- ‘But there is no rose without a thorn and they stand for life's difficulties and tragedies.’
- ‘There is no rose without a thorn, but people getting all hot and bothered is not going to do Sligo any good.’
- ‘Among other things, Stenwick prides itself upon the comeliness of its damsels, but, just as there is no rose without a thorn, so there is no parish whose gallery of feminine pulchritude is utterly flawless.’
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