Tragedy Quotes

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

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

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

W. M. Lewis

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Shirley Hazzard

The most protean aspect of comedy is its potentiality for transcending itself, for responding to the conditions of tragedy by laughing in the darkness.

Harry Levin

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

There's more truth in comedy than in tragedy.

Vanna Bonta

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Aristotle

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Angela Carter

PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.

Susan Pease Banitt

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

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 real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature

Enoch Arnold Bennett

There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.

Oscar Wilde

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

We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Humor is tragedy plus time.

Mark Twain

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

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

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.

Loren Eiseley

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

Arthur C. Clarke

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
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