God, I turned out to be such a damsel in distress.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from Distress, and grows brave by reflection.thomas paine
A long period of Distress and anarchy, in which empire, and arts, and riches, had migrated from the banks of the Tiber, was incapable of restoring or adorning the city; and, as all that is human must retrograde if it do not advance, every successive age must have hastened the ruin of the works of antiquity.Edward Gibbon
The cry of Distress lays hold of our Lord's omnipotence. It is as easy for God to supply thy greatest as thy smallest wants, even as it was within His power to form a system or an atom, to create a blazing sun as to kindle the fire-fly's lamp.thomas guthrie
I think the whole attitude towards climbing Mount Everest has become rather horrifying. The people just want to get to the top. They don't give a damn for anybody else who may be in Distress and it doesn't impress me at all that they leave someone lying under a rock to die.edmund hillary
He felt neither guilt nor Distress at the pleasure with which he was now filled by the proximity of this young creature, and when he discovered in himself even physical symptoms of his inclination he did not take fright, but continued cheerfully and serenely to see Nick whenever the ordinary run of his duties suggested it, congratulating himself upon the newly achieved solidity and rational calm of his spiritual life.iris murdoch
When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor Distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast of its constitution and its government.thomas paine
The more a believer wishes to live the absolute call of God, the more essential it is to do so in the heart of human Distress.
More skillful in self-knowledge, even more pure, As tempted more; more able to endure, As more exposed to suffering and Distress.william wordsworth
The thorny point Of bare Distress hath ta'en from me the show Of smooth civility.william shakespeare
Cold, impossible, ahead Lifts the mountain's lovely head Whose white waterfall could bless Travellers in their last Distress.wystan hugh auden
For a young man, sleep is a sure solvent of Distress. There whirls not for him in the night any so hideous phantasmagoria as will not become, in the clarity of the next morning, a spruce procession for him to lead. Brief the vague horror of his awakening; memory sweeps back to him, and he sees nothing dreadful after all. "Why not?" is the sun’s bright message to him, and "Why not indeed?" his answer.”max beerbohm
That dense population in extreme Distress inhabited an island where there was an established church which was not their church; and a territorial aristocracy, the richest of whom lived in distant capitals. Thus they had a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and, in addition, the weakest executive in the world. That was the Irish question.benjamin disraeli
Were a stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would show him, as a specimen of its ills, a hospital full of diseases, a prison crowded with malefactors and debtors, a field of battle strewed with carcasses, a fleet foundering in the ocean, a nation languishing under tyranny, famine, or pestilence. To turn the gay side of life to him, and give him a notion of its pleasures; whither should I conduct him? to a ball, to an opera, to court? He might justly think, that I was only showing him a diversity of Distress and sorrow.David Hume
But it is evident, that these bursts of universal Distress are more dreaded than felt; thousands and ten thousands flourish in youth, and wither in age, without the knowledge of any other than domestic evils, and share the same pleasures and vexations, whether their kings are mild or cruel, whether the armies of their country pursue their enemies or retreat before them.samuel johnson
We are not simple people who believe in happiness; nor weaklings who crumple to the ground in Distress at the first reverse; nor skeptics observing the bloody effort of marching humanity from the lofty heights of a mocking, sterile wit. Believing in the fight, though we entertain no illusions about it, we are armed against every disappointment.Nikos Kazantzakis
Sometimes I enter prayer and I intend to prolong it, but then I hear a child crying, and I shorten my prayer thinking of the Distress of the child's mother.
Who can attain to anything great if he does not feel in himself the force and will to inflict great pain? The ability to suffer is a small matter: in that line, weak women and even slaves often attain masterliness. But not to perish from internal Distress and doubt when one inflicts great suffering and hears the cry of it that is great, that belongs to greatness.friedrich nietzsche
All the perplexities, confusion and Distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation , not from want of honor or virtue , so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation .
Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still persuade us to rejoice; With the farming of a verse Make a vineyard of the curse, Sing of human unsuccess In a rapture of Distress; In the deserts of the heart Let the healing fountains start, In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise.
Fragments of information, indicative of a widespread poverty, fall under the following heads: Pauperism, the general Distress, the number of evictions, the pauper burials; the overcrowding and insanitation due to improper housing; the death rate from tuberculosis; the amount of unemployment; and the number of accidents in certain trades. By means of such data as we have concerning these conditions, a partial, but of course a most imperfect, comparison can be made between the poverty of England and that of the United States.
Let me then remember, to calm my heart's Distress, That the Sages of old were often in like case.
The cry of Distress lays hold of our Lord's omnipotence. It is as easy for God to supply thy greatest as thy smallest wants, even as it was within His power to form a system or an atom, to create a blazing sun as to kindle the fire-fly's lamp.
However, 'tis expedient to be wary: Indifference certes don't produce Distress; And rash enthusiasm in good society Were nothing but a moral inebriety.lord byron
No more fatigue, no more Distress, Nor sin nor death shall reach the place; No groans shall mingle with the songs That warble from immortal tongues.
Shut not thy purse-strings always against painted Distress.Charles Lamb
To pity Distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.horace mann