Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today. Olusegun Obasanjo
The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series. That's where I'm really producing fiction - my final book never ends up looking like the synopsis. Michelle Gagnon
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society. Thomas Paine
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age. Walter Savage Landor
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain. Elizabeth Barrett Browning