Quotes about Burden

For other things mild Heav'n a time ordains,
And disapproves that care, though wise in show,
That with superfluous burden loads the day,
And when God sends a cheerful hour, refrains.

John Milton

But touch me, and no minister so sore;
Whoe'er offends at some unlucky time
Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme,
Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
And the sad burden of some merry song.

Alexander Pope

I live an idle burden to the ground.

Alexander Pope

Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days
Have led their children through the mirthful maze,
And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore,
Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore.

Oliver Goldsmith

And this the burden of his song
Forever used to be,--
I care for nobody, no, not I,
If no one cares for me.

Isaac Bickerstaff

That blessed mood,
In which the burden of the mystery,
In which the heavy and the weary weight
Of all this unintelligible world,
Is lightened.

William Wordsworth

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye
When none but God is near.

James Montgomery

Out from the heart of Nature rolled
The burdens of the Bible old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sacred burden is this life ye bear:
Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly,
Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly.
Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin,
But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.

Frances Anne Kemble

With aching hands and bleeding feet
We dig and heap, lay stone on stone;
We bear the burden and the heat
Of the long day and wish 't were done.
Not till the hours of light return
All we have built do we discern.

Matthew Arnold

Nearer my Father's house,
Where the many mansions be,
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea.

Nearer the bound of life,
Where we lay our burdens down,
Nearer leaving the cross,
Nearer gaining the crown.

Phoebe Cary

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back the burden of the world.

Edwin Markham

Take up the White Man's burden.

Rudyard Kipling

Enough of dreams! No longer mock
The burdened hearts of men!
Not on the cloud, but on the rock.

Alfred Noyes

A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.


Old men's prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age no longer is a burden to them.


The ease of my burdens, the staff of my life.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.

Old Testament

The burden of the desert of the sea.

Old Testament

Borne the burden and heat of the day.

New Testament

Every man shall bear his own burden.

New Testament

The earth's resources are not infinite, a birth's another burden in a hungry world

He had strapped onto a soldierly back the burden of dying for love

Because you have cast off the troublesome burden of inconvenient belief in eternal and condign punishment you have not thereby changed the divinely ordained reality

You go nowhere now - into the earth. I take on your burdens. The son becomes the father

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