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Tragedy Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Tragedy

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

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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

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


 

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

You use everything.
You use tragedy you use everything.
- Shannon Hoon

None but a poet can write a tragedy.
For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into
exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
- Edith Hamilton

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

I've never thought of my characters as being sad.
On the contrary, they are full of life.
They didn't choose tragedy.
Tragedy chose them.
- Juliette Binoche

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

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

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
- Aldous Huxley

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

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

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

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

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life,
and they can't do it.
I'm too happy.
- Curt Flood

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

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

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

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

A tragedy need not have blood and death;
it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic
sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
- Jean Racine

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- Germaine Greer

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

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 worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
- Jean Cocteau

Lack of something to feel important about is almost
the greatest tragedy a man may have.
- Arthur E. Morgan

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher
evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast.
We suffer for nothing.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

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

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

Life is a tragedy full of joy.
- Bernard Malamud

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

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise,
and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life.
That's really where failure comes.
- Tom Cochrane

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

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

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

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

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
- Amos Oz

There is no tragedy in missing a putt,
no matter how short.
All have erred in this respect.
- Walter Hagen

A popular government without popular information or
the means of acquiring it,
is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy,
or perhaps both.
- James Madison

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

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

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


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