Fear hath torment. [ St. John ]
To hate is a torment. [ Segur ]
Greatness is its own torment. [ Theodore Parker ]
Her tears, like drops of molten lead,
With torment burn the passage to my heart. [ Young ]
Greatness, thou gaudy torment of our souls,
The wise man's fetter and the rage of fools. [ Otway ]
That anxious torture may I never feel,
Which doubtful, watches over a wandering heart.
O, who that bitter torment can reveal.
Or tell the pining anguish of that smart! [ Byron ]
What avails it that indulgent Heaven
From mortal eyes has wrapt the woes to come,
If we, ingenious to torment ourselves.
Grow pale at hideous fictions of our own?
Enjoy the present; nor with needless cares
Of what may spring from blind misfortune's womb,
Appal the surest hour that life bestows.
Serene, and master of yourself, prepare
For what may come; and leave the rest to Heaven. [ Armstrong ]
The righteous find peace, when the wicked feel torment. [ Proverb ]
Seize wisdom ere 'tis torment to be wise; that is, seize wisdom ere she seizes thee. [ Young ]
A wicked man is his own hell; and his passions and lusts the fiends that torment him. [ Proverb ]
Every relation to mankind, of hate or scorn or neglect, is full of vexation and torment. [ Dewey ]
Tell me, when shall these weary woes have end? or shall their ruthless torment never cease? [ Spenser ]
Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. [ Gregory ]
It is silliness to live when to live is a torment; and then we have a prescription to die when death is our physician. [ William Shakespeare ]
There are a sort of friends, who in your poverty do nothing but torment and taunt you with accounts of what you might have been had you followed their advice. [ Zimmerman ]
The brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings, and consequently endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of torment is greater, because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings, and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain. Their happiness consists entirely in present enjoyment. [ Chalmers ]
O God, whom the world misjudges, and whom everything declares! listen to the last words that my lips pronounce! If I have wandered, it was in seeking Thy law. My heart may go astray, but it is full of Thee! I see, without alarm, eternity appear; and I can not think that a God who has given me life, that a God who has poured so many blessings on my days, will, now that my days are done, torment me for ever! [ The last prayer of Voltaire ]