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O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,
To come to me: of cureless ills thou art
The one physician. Pain lays not its touch
Upon a corpse.

– Aeschylus
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
– Sun Tzu
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts.
– John Keats, Letter to Benjamin Bailey, Nov 1817
O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
– William Shakespeare
O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.
– John Keats
O generations of men, how I count you as equal with those who live not at all!
– Sophocles, Oedpius Rex
O God! I ask You for the means to do good, to avoid evil and to love the poor.
– Mohammed
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
– Othello
O how wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul. The intellect of man sits enshrined visibly upon his forehead and in his eye; and the heart of man is written upon his countenance. But the soul reveals itself in the voice only, as God revealed himself to the prophet in the still small voice, and in a voice from the Burning Bush. The soul of man is audible, not visible. A sound alone betrays the flowing of the eternal fountain invisible to man.
– Longfellow
O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.
– Dante Alighieri
O Liberty Liberty how many crimes are committed in thy name
– Jeanne-Marie Roland
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
– Saint Augustine
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.
– John Milton
O many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken
– Sir Walter Scott
O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
– Giuseppe Mazzini
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
– Teresa of Ávila
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
– Louis Aragon
O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo
– William Shakespeare
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
– William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2
O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!
– John Greenleaf Whittier
O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.
– Virgil
O what fine thought we had because we thought that the worst rogues and rascals had died out.
– W. B. Yeats, Nineteen Hundred And Nineteen
O why was I born with a different face?
Why was I not born like rest of my race?

– William Blake 1803
O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
– William Cowper

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