Woe is an intense and contemplative form of sadness or mental suffering, often brought on by regret for one's actions or fortunes.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 886.
- Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
- When one is past, another care we have;
Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
- And woe succeeds to woe.
- Homer, The Iliad, Book XVI, line 139. Pope's translation.
- Long exercised in woes.
- Homer, The Odyssey, Book I, line 2. Pope's translation.
- Woe unto you,… for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin.
- So perish all whose breast ne'er learned to glow
For other's good or melt at other's woe.
- I was not always a man of woe.
- Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Canto II, Stanza 12.
- O, woe is me, T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
- One woe doth tread upon another's heel
So fast they follow.
- All these woes shall serve
For sweet discourses in our time to come.
- Woes, cluster; rare are solitary woes;
They love a train, they tread each other's heel.
- Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-1745), Night III, line 63.