My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.
— William Blake

One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow groaned quote

Prayer is a groan.
— St. Jerome

Cry havoc! and let loose the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
— William Shakespeare

Since I was man,Such sheets of fire, such bursts of torrid thunderSuch groans of roaring wind and rain, I neverRemember to have heard.
— groaned quotation by William Shakespeare