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Tragedy Quotes

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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

 

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I've had at least my share of tragedy,
but I have had far more than my share of happiness.
- Pierre Salinger

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people
is that they act so continuously without much thinking,
that it becomes dry and empty.
- Brenda Ueland

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare
not suffer and cannot exult.
- John Masefield

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow

No, no, I didn't know him.
He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians.
- Alan Hovhaness

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all
but the very gold of truth.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

What makes America great is that we can come together
during times of national tragedy.
- Dennis Hastert

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily.
That is what tragedy means.
- Tom Stoppard

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face.
Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one
another without a look of recognition.
- Henry Miller

The death of one man is a tragedy.
The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans
to get on with their lives and we did.
- Jane D. Hull

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
- Artie Lange

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results.
But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
- James Branch Cabell

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths
of seconds apart from each other.
- Jacky Ickx

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age,
she looks like a female impersonator.
Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators,
in our time.
- Angela Carter

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
- William Feather

The tragedy is not that love doesn't last.
The tragedy is the love that lasts.
- Shirley Hazzard

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up,
but a comedy in long-shot.
- Charlie Chaplin

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
- Jacques Barzun

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

One of the greatest things drama can do,
at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love,
home, family, loyalty and envy.
Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That's his.
- Oscar Wilde

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.
- Mark Spitz

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does
not lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play,
is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration,
of the hero.
- Maxwell Anderson

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living
in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
- Paul Sweeney

I like to take these unusual characters and then make
them as normal as possible,
because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal
always hides itself behind the normal.
- Isabelle Huppert

It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit
of our wonderful country unites as one.
- Jim Gerlach

In tragedy every moment is eternity;
in comedy,
eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope,
that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
- Jean Anouilh

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it
with the best that is in our country,
with courage and concern for others because this is America.
This is who we are.
- George W. Bush

When you close your eyes to tragedy,
you close your eyes to greatness.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor.
The thing that really fascinated me is that through
this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
- Michael Bay

History repeats itself, first as tragedy,
second as farce.
- Karl Marx


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