To evoke posterity Is to weep on your own grave, Ventriloquizing for the unborn.
We bury love, Forgetfulness grows over it like grass; That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.alexander smith
Straight is the way to Acheron, Whether the spirit's race is run From Athens or from Meröe: weep not, far from home to die; The wind doth blow in every sky That wafts us to that doleful sea.
I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother I was oppressed and broken-hearted, with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity — because as a lover of my country I trembled at the coming day of wrath.It is no merit in the sorrowful that they weep, or to the oppressed and smothering that they gasp and struggle, not to me, that I must speak for the oppressed — who cannot speak for themselves.harriet beecher stowe
weep not that the world changes. Did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.william cullen bryant
A choir of angels glorified the hour, the vault of heaven was dissolved in fire. "Father, why hast Thou forsaken me? Mother, I beg you, do not weep for me..."anna akhmatova
Thrice he assay'd, and, thrice in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.john milton
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign... you must weep that your own government, at present, seems blind to this truth.
And if I laugh at any mortal thing 'Tis that I may not weep.Robert Byron
"And indeed I know not whether, at the time, it was not for him rather than myself that I blushed; for, since he and I are one, I so identify myself with him, that I feel his degradation, his failings, and transgressions as my own; I blush for him, I fear for him; I repent for him, weep, pray, and feel for him as for myself; but I cannot act for him; and hence, I must be and I am, debased, contaminated by the union, both in my own eyes, and in the actual truth."anne brontë
"How odd it is that we so often weep for each other’s distresses, when we shed not a tear for our own!"anne brontë
And what is friendship but a name,A charm that lulls to sleep,A shade that follows wealth or fame,And leaves the wretch to weep?Oliver Goldsmith
I found that I had written a book which even bankers' daughters could read and weep over and feel good about. I swore to myself that if I every wrote another book, no one would weep over it; that it would be so hard and deep that they would have to face it without the consolation of tears.richard wright
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.
So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope.j. r. r. tolkien
I could lie down like a tired child, And weep away the life of care Which I have borne, and yet must bear.Percy Bysshe Shelley
To weep, is to make less the depth of grief: Tears, then, for babes; blows, and revenge for me!
weep If you can, weep, But do not complain And you must be thankful.
weep not for me: suffering, as I do, unjustly, I am in a happier case than my murderers.