Definition of there is no rose without a thorn in US English:

there is no rose without a thorn

phrase

proverb
  • 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.’