One woe doth tread upon another's heel So fast they follow.
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
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
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst,Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery,All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worstOn soul and body,—but we can not die,Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—Lo, all things can be borne!elizabeth chase allen
Titan! to whom immortal eyes The sufferings of mortality Seen in their sad reality, Were not as things that gods despise; What was thy pity's recompense? A silent suffering, and intense; The rock, the vulture, and the chain, All that the proud can feel of pain, The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe, Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless.
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.thomas campbell
woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Ah gentle pair, ye little think how nigh Your change approaches, when all these delights Will vanish and deliver ye to woe, More woe, the more your taste is now of joy.john milton
Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she ate: Earth felt the wound, and nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.john milton
I speak of the war as fruitless; for it is clear that, prosecuted upon the basis of the proclamations of September 22d and September 24th, 1862, prosecuted, as I must understand these proclamations, to say nothing of the kindred blood which has followed, upon the theory of emancipation, devastation, subjugation, it cannot fail to be fruitless in every thing except the harvest of woe which it is ripening for what was once the peerless republic.franklin pierce
And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe.thomas gray
Ah, woe is me! Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.Percy Bysshe Shelley
woe to the youth whom Fancy gains, Winning from Reason's hand the reins, Pity and woe! for such a mind Is soft, contemplative, and kind.walter scott
Toil is the lot of all, and bitter woe The fate of many.
But woe awaits a country, when She sees the tears of bearded men.walter scott
Thus hand in hand through life we'll go; Its checker'd paths of joy and woe With cautious steps we 'll tread.
A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv'd only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end.john milton
woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!Luigi Pirandello
woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!