Tragedy is an imitation of a whole and complete action of some amplitude. . . . Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues.
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.
The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
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.
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
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.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
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.
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.
Humor is tragedy plus time.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and self-respect everywhere except within themselves, and so they fail in their search.
Golf is twenty percent mechanics and technique. The other eighty percent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness, and conversation