One woe doth tread upon another's heel So fast they follow.
O thou, the friend of man assigned, With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe: When first Distress with dagger keen Broke forth to waste his destined scene, His wild unsated foe!william collins
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.john updike
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.thomas campbell
And yet how lovely in thine age of woe, Land of lost gods and godlike men! art thou!Rochdale
The bright days of my youthThey were full of hopeThe great journey that was before me thenWas what was destined to be, bye bye.Now I'm sorrowful,The day is long past.Alas and woe, oh.enya
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.william somervile
Gardener, for telling me these news of woe, Pray God the plants thou graft'st may never grow.william shakespeare
Still in the garden shadows art Thou pleading, Staining the night dews with Thine agony; But one is there Thy woe and prayer unheeding, And to their guileless prey Thy murderers leading, Lord, is it I?George Huntingdon, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 14.
Line after line my gushing eyes o'erflow, Led thro' a sad variety of woe: Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom, Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!Alexander Pope
I could see their woe and sadness, and I pledged to ease their pain; their suffering would not be in vain.The Prince and the Pauper, play based on the story by Mark Twain
Oh, Conscience! Conscience! man's most faithful friend, Him canst thou comfort, ease, relieve, defend; But if he will thy friendly checks forego, Thou art, oh! woe for me, his deadliest foe!George Crabbe
We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe, And still adore the hand that gives the blow.john dryden
Prayer is the pillar of your religion and one who intentionally forsakes his prayer has destroyed his religion. And one who does not guard the times of the prayers, shall be made to enter ‘Wayl’, which is a valley in Hell, as Allah, the Exalted, has said: "So woe to the praying ones, who are unmindful of their prayers."Biharul Anwar,Volume 82, Page 202 (Shi'ite Hadith)
Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal Large codes of fraud and woe.Percy Bysshe Shelley "Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni" (1817), line 80.
It is required of every man … that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world oh, woe is me! and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!Charles Dickens, in A Christmas Carol (1843), Stave 1
woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; The worst is death, and death will have his day.Act III, scene 2, line 102.
woe unto thee if after all thy profession thou shouldst be found under the power of ignorance, lost in formality, drowned in earthly-mindedness, envenomed with malice, exalted in an opinion of thine own righteousness, leavened with hypocrisy and carnal ends in God's service.Joseph Alleine, p. 336. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
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