Woe quotes

  • Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Woe

  • And bear about the mockery of woe To midnight dances and the public show.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Bears #Midnight #Woe

  • Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Proud #Woe

  • The heart bow'd down by weight of woe, To weakest hope will cling, To thought and impulse while they flow, That can no comfort bring, That can, that can no comfort bring, With those exciting scenes will blend, O'er pleasure's pathway thrown; But mem'ry is the only friend That grief can call its own.
    -- Alfred Bunn

    #Grief #Heart #Woe

  • Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
    -- Andrew Mason

    #Listening #Sainthood #Woe

  • Woe is me! Bitter is me! For what is my life? Why didn't the ship go under and drown me before I came to America?
    -- Anzia Yezierska

    #America #Woe #Ships

  • He came with death held in his paw Which no rat born could face Oh woe to those who break the law Of Sunflash and his mace!
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Law #Woe #Paws

  • Woe to those who lead idle lives. Idleness is a dreadful illness and must be cured in childhood. If it is not cured then, it can never be cured.
    -- Carlo Collodi

    #Childhood #Woe #Illness

  • Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes
    -- Christoph Martin Wieland

    #Long #Woe #Pleasure

  • It is foolish to conjure up woe where none exists.
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Woe #Foolish

  • Sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree O woe is me, O woe is me, I used to have a hamster tree, But it was eaten by a newt, And now I have no cuddly fruit, O woe is me, O woe is me, I used to have a hamster tree!
    -- Clive Barker

    #Tree #Tunes #Woe

  • To point at the moon a finger is needed, but woe to those who take the finger for the moon...
    -- D.T. Suzuki

    #Moon #Thinking #Woe

  • Do not dump your woes upon people — keep the sad story of your life to yourself. Troubles grow by recounting them.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #People #Stories #Woe

  • Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
    -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    #Sadness #World #Woe

  • Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Doe #Woe #Clique

  • Woe to him inside a non-conformist clique who does not conform to non-conformity.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Character #Doe #Woe

  • Real beauty in the arts is eternal and would be accepted at all periods; but it wears the dress of its century: something of that dress clings to it, and woe to the works which appear in periods when the general taste is corrupted.
    -- Eugene Delacroix

    #Art #Real #Woe

  • But woe to him, who left to moan, Reviews the hours of brightness gone.
    -- Euripides

    #Gone #Brightness #Woe

  • Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?
    -- Faraaz Kazi

    #Love #Lamps #Woe

  • Love burdens itself with the wants and woes and losses and even the wrongs of others.
    -- Fulton J. Sheen

    #Loss #Want #Woe

  • If love be good, from whence cometh my woe?
    -- Geoffrey Chaucer

    #Love #Love Is #Woe

  • Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting.
    -- Geoffrey Chaucer

    #Woe #Sauce #Culinary

  • Thought Has joys apart, even in blackest woe, And seizing some fine thread of verity Knows momentary godhead.
    -- George Eliot

    #Joy #Woe #Thread

  • We ourselve are the authors of almost all our woes and griefs, of which we so unreasonably complain.
    -- Giacomo Casanova

    #Grief #Complaining #Woe

  • Ah woe is me, through all my daysWisdom and wealth I both have got,And fame and name and great men's praise;But Love, ah! Love I have it not.
    -- Henry Cuyler Bunner

    #Men #Names #Woe

  • Much in sorrow, oft in woe, Onward, Christians, onward go.
    -- Henry Kirke White

    #Christian #Sorrow #Woe

  • He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe, and evil counsel on the counselor recoils.
    -- Hesiod

    #Evil #Woe #Counselor

  • And woe succeeds woe.
    -- Homer

    #Woe #Succeed

  • Long exercised in woes.
    -- Homer

    #Long #Woe

  • Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies.
    -- Homer

    #Evil #Looks #Woe

  • Toil is the lot of all, and bitter woe The fate of many.
    -- Homer

    #Fate #Toil #Woe

  • There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness.
    -- Ishmael

    #Woe #Madness

  • Your woe hath been my anguish; yea, I quail And perish in your perishing unblest. And I have searched the highths and depths, the scope Of all our universe, with desperate hope To find some solace for your wild unrest.
    -- James Thomson

    #Woe #Depth #Unrest

  • Woe to the unlucky man who as a child is taught, even as a portion of his creed, what his grown reason must forswear.
    -- James Anthony Froude

    #Children #Men #Woe

  • Reclaiming the belly laugh can cure a world of woes.
    -- Jamie Sams

    #Laughing #World #Woe

  • Everything on earth has happened before, nothing is new, but woe to the lovers who fail to discover a fresh blossom in every future kiss.
    -- Jaroslav Seifert

    #Kissing #Earth #Woe

  • Woe to he who checkmates his opponents at last, only to discover they have been playing cribbage.
    -- Jedediah Berry

    #Opponents #Woe #Lasts

  • I cherish my privacy, and woe betide anyone who tries to interfere with that.
    -- Jeff Beck

    #Trying #Woe #Privacy

  • Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?
    -- Jesse Helms

    #Believe #Lines #Woe

  • Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones?
    -- Joan D. Vinge

    #Worry #Age #Woe

  • We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to erase them.
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    #Memories #Believe #Woe

  • There is a strain in Marx of the cleric, of the vulgar moralist. He paints the capitalist and the bourgeois as incarnations of evil; it is they who are responsible for the woes of mankind. The dismissal of the individual's responsibility for his own misery is the quintessence of clericalism.
    -- John Carroll

    #Responsibility #Evil #Woe

  • I am the self-consumer of my woes,
    -- John Clare

    #Self #Woe #Consumers

  • The soft complaining flute, In dying notes, discovers The woes of hopeless lovers.
    -- John Dryden

    #Dying #Complaining #Woe

  • Pity only on fresh objects stays, but with the tedious sight of woes decays.
    -- John Dryden

    #Sight #Decay #Woe

  • Anger and just rebuke, and judgment given, That brought into this world a world of woe, Sin and her shadow Death, and Misery, Death's harbinger.
    -- John Milton

    #Shadow #World #Woe

  • Trouble follows me wherever I go. Thing I'm in is just a sack o'woe.
    -- Jon Hendricks

    #Woe #Jazz #Trouble

  • 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

    #Ignorance #Hypocrisy #Woe

  • We are kept all as securely in Love in woe as in weal, by the Goodness of God.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Woe #Goodness #Goodness Of God

  • Johnny was sobbing in shuddering gasps, telling me his small tale of woe, that the world was suddently different, and that he wanted me to make it better, right now please." --Liadan's interpretation of her baby's cries.
    -- Juliet Marillier

    #Baby #Woe #Different

  • Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!
    -- Luigi Pirandello

    #Kings #Woe #Pope

  • And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
    -- Luke the Evangelist

    #Jesus #Men #Woe

  • Why are our joys remembered more bitter than our woes?
    -- Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

    #Joy #Woe #Bitter

  • Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
    -- Niklaus Wirth

    #Engineering #Woe #Tools

  • The Spirit of prayer makes us so intimate with God that we scarcely pass through an experience before we speak to Him about it, either in supplication, in sighing, in pouring out our woes before Him, in fervent requests, or in thanksgiving and adoration.
    -- Ole Hallesby

    #Prayer #Pouring #Woe

  • Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.
    -- Oliver Goldsmith

    #Individuality #Woe #Goodness

  • Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
    -- Orison Swett Marden

    #World #Woe #Enough

  • How quick the old woe follows a little bliss!
    -- Petrarch

    #Littles #Woe #Bliss

  • Often on earth the gentlest heart is fain To feed and banquet on another's woe.
    -- Petrarch

    #Heart #Earth #Woe

  • I walked around for a while angry, in a bad mood. ... 'Woe is me.' I've gotten over that. It doesn't do any good.
    -- Peyton Manning

    #Football #Bad Mood #Woe

  • They saw their injured country's woe.
    -- Philip Freneau

    #Country #Memorial Day #Woe

  • Woe unto him that is never alone, and cannot bear to be alone.
    -- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    #Solitude #Bears #Woe

  • Ah, there are moments for us here, when, seeing Life's inequalities, and woe, and care, The burdens laid upon our mortal being Seem heavier than the human heart can bear.
    -- Phoebe Cary

    #Heart #Care #Woe

  • Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
    -- Raymond Chandler

    #Death #Littles #Woe

  • By woe the soul to daring action steals; by woe in plaintless patience it excels.
    -- Richard Savage

    #Soul #Woe #Action

  • There was a look of woe on his face that was almost comical. Raids, bullets, criminals...no problem. A missing duster? Crisis.
    -- Richelle Mead

    #Missing #Looks #Woe

  • I really never look at my health issues as 'Woe is me.' I've seen the reality of that. And it's not a pleasant thing.
    -- Rick Majerus

    #Reality #Issues #Woe

  • Depression isn't about, 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick.
    -- Robbie Williams

    #Woe #Flu #Life Is

  • When one is past, another care we have; Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
    -- Robert Herrick

    #Past #Woe #Succeed

  • Sin is dark and loves the dark, still hides from itself in gloom, and in the darkest hell is still itself the darkest hell and the severest woe.
    -- Robert Pollok

    #Dark #Woe #And Love

  • W'en you see a man in woe, Walk right up and say 'hullo'; Say "hullo" and "how d'ye do. How's the world a-usin' you?
    -- Sam Walter Foss

    #Men #Woe #World

  • Love is a sickness full of woes, All remedies refusing; A plant that with most cutting grows, Most barren with best using.
    -- Samuel Daniel

    #Love #Cutting #Woe

  • Love is a sickness full of woes, all remedies refusing.
    -- Samuel Daniel

    #Love Is #Woe #Sickness

  • The planets environmental woes tend to be overlooked as we scramble for the latest high-tech gizmos - and conveniently ignore their energy consumption.
    -- Sheherazade Goldsmith

    #Environmental #Woe #Energy

  • But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy.
    -- Sherwood Boehlert

    #Government #Democracy #Woe

  • Slobodan MiloÅ¡evi?, more than anyone else, caused a division within the Left and Centre Left, dividing the pacifists, anti-imperialists and anti-Americans from the anti-fascists and the internationalists. He reminded too many of us that inaction can be as toxic and murderous as action. He prepared us - for weal or woe - for the new world.
    -- Slobodan Milosević

    #Division #World #Woe

  • The hues of bliss more brightly glow, Chastis'd by sabler tints of woe.
    -- Thomas Gray

    #Woe #Hue #Bliss

  • Behind the steps that Misery treads Approaching Comfort view: The hues of bliss more brightly glow Chastised by sabler tints of woe, And blended form, with artful strife, The strength and harmony of life.
    -- Thomas Gray

    #Views #Hue #Woe

  • And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe.
    -- Thomas Gray

    #Laughter #Laughing #Woe

  • Then haste we down to meet thy friends and foes; To place thy friends in ease, the rest in woes. For here though death doth end their misery, I'll there begin their endless tragedy.
    -- Thomas Kyd

    #Tragedy #Ease #Woe

  • The need to impress others causes half the world's woes.
    -- Vernon Howard

    #World #Woe #Causes

  • Woe is me. Me thinks I'm turning into a god.
    -- Vespasian

    #Thinking #Dying #Woe

  • Woe to him who saw no more sense in his life, no aim, no purpose, and therefore no point in carrying on.
    -- Viktor E. Frankl

    #Woe #Carrying On #Saws

  • It is a good sign when He burdens us with [crosses] and we carry them well, but woe to the person who runs away from them, for he will find such heavy ones that they will overwhelm him.
    -- Vincent de Paul

    #Faith #Running #Woe

  • I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may.
    -- Vincent Van Gogh

    #Looks #May #Woe

  • In all the woes that curse our race there is a lady in the case.
    -- W. S. Gilbert

    #Women #Race #Woe

  • I was not always a man of woe.
    -- Walter Scott

    #Men #Woe

  • Too young for woe, though not for tears.
    -- Washington Irving

    #Tears #Woe #Youth

  • Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
    -- Will Durant

    #Education #Men #Woe

  • Ours is no bloody battle With woe and horror fraught Our joust is of a gentler kind A measuring of Mind with Mind A tournament of thought
    -- Willard Fiske

    #Mind #Battle #Woe

  • If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentence you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe.
    -- William Blake

    #Tears #Woe #Wipe

  • They bore within their breasts the grief That fame can never heal- That deep, unutterable woe Which none save exiles feel.
    -- William Edmondstoune Aytoun

    #Grief #Woe #Fame

  • God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe.
    -- William Rounseville Alger

    #Woe #Grind #Retribution

  • Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.
    -- William Shakespeare

    #Woe #Ruins #Decay

  • Sometimes the best cure for life’s woes is a sense of humor.
    -- Frank K. Sonnenberg

    #Humor #Woe #Sometimes

  • It would have been inconceivable that Eva [Braun] would ever have criticized [Adolf Hitler] to me. To his face? Yes, she would, but to me or anybody in our family? Never. And woe to anybody who dared criticize him to her.
    -- Gretl Braun

    #Woe #Faces #Criticize

  • Pretty much any time in my career where I worked on television it was usually because of some financial woes or something.
    -- Brady Corbet

    #Careers #Television #Woe

  • With living colours give my verse to glow: The sad memorial of a tale of woe!
    -- William Falconer

    #Giving #Memorial #Woe