The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues
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.
American children are the heaviest worldwide, and they are getting heavier at a faster rate than other children around the globe. This spread of obesity foreshadows an explosion in degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer waiting to erupt in our children's future. Together we can stop this tragedy from ever happening.
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
In their efforts to provide a sufficiency of water where there was not one, men have resorted to every expedient from prayer to dynamite. The story of their efforts is, on the whole, one of pathos and tragedy, of a few successes and many failures
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.
There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
The book deals with being an honorable person in a dishonest world. The Fencing Master does not sell himself. That's his tragedy, and that is also his strength and his glory.
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.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think .
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.
When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.
The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
Every tragedy contains the seeds of triumph.
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.