Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.— Ignatius of Loyola
Most Powerful Bewailing quotations
To do penance is to bewail the evil we have done, and to do no evil to bewail.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
We need only view a Dissection of that large Mass, the Brain, to have ground to bewail our Ignorance...We admire...the Fibres of every Muscle, and ought still more to admire their disposition in the Brain, where an infinite number of them contained in a very small Space, do each execute their particular Offices without confusion or disorder.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace.
My friend, be not like him who sits by his fireside and watches the fire go out, then blows vainly upon the dead ashes. Do not give up hope or yield to despair because of that which is past, for to bewail the irretrievable is the worst of human frailties.
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.
It is not new for the older generation to bewail the indolence of the young, and there is a tendency for the latter to maintain much of the older ethic screened by a new semantics and an altered ideology.
Tis not, to cry God mercy, or to sit And droop, or to confess that thou hast fail'd: 'Tis to bewail the sins thou didst commit: And not commit those sins thou hast bewail' d. He that bewails and not forsakes them too; Confesses rather what he means to do.
We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed.
To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher.
Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives.
A wise player ought to accept his throws and score them, not bewail his luck.
The weaker sex, to piety more prone, by rare examples, oft have been renown'd.
When many murders were bewail'd by none, an isles whole men in blood by women drown'd.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher.
Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
We might have been - these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life's bewailing.
It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism.
If I have caught myself struggling to remember, it was, if not a pretense, at least premature, in that I only ever used photography for my own pleasure - even if I then bewailed the vanished pleasure which my pictures brought back to me.
For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.
The Eugenic Society . . . is perpetually bewailing the fact that wage-earners breed faster than middle-class people.
Philosophers conceive of the passions which harass us as vices into which men fall by their own fault, and, therefore, generally deride, bewail, or blame them, or execrate them, if they wish to seem unusually pious.
Lost money is bewailed with deeper sighs Than friends, or kindred, and with louder cries.
You have got to play the game with the cards that have been dealt to you, and it is of no use for you to bewail your fate because you don't hold different ones. Look them over, arrange them, and play. You certainly must play them before you will get any others, and you need never expect to have other people's cards.
Thou hast death in thy house, and dost bewaile anothers.
The crow bewailes the sheepe, and then eates it.
Hee that bewailes himselfe hath the cure in his hands.
My rage is gone, And I am struck with sorrow.
Take him up. Help, three o' th' chiefest soldiers; I'll be one. Beat thou the drum, that it speaks mournfully, Trail your steel spikes. Though in this city he Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, Which to this hour bewail the injury, Yet he shall have a noble memory. Assist.
Money lost is bewailed with unfeigned tears. [Lat., Ploratur lacrimis amissa pecunia veris.]
It is the fashion to talk of our changing climate and bewail the hot summers and hard winters of tradition, but how seldom we pause to marvel at the remarkable constancy of the weather from year to year.
To bewail the loss of a person we love is a happiness compared with the necessity of living with one we hate.
When others spoke of the fear of war, you spoke of the need for warriors and peace through strength. When others bewailed the failure of big government to provide for the collective good, you spoke of self-reliance, of personal responsibility, of individual pride and integrity. When others preached compromise - when others demanded compromise, you, Ronald Reagan, preached conviction.