Woe is an intense and contemplative form of sadness or mental suffering, often brought on by regret for one's actions or fortunes.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

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.
    • Matthew, XXIII, 23.
  • So perish all whose breast ne'er learned to glow
    For other's good or melt at other's woe.
    • Alexander Pope, Elegy to an Unfortunate Lady, referencing Homer, The Odyssey, Book XVIII, 269.
  • I was not always a man of woe.
    • Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Canto II, Stanza 12.
  • One woe doth tread upon another's heel
    So fast they follow.
  • 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.

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