Tragedy Quotes

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.

Arturo Perez Reverte

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

Thomas H. Huxley

If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.

Barbara Stanwyck

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson.

Emmet Fox

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

Walter Prescott Webb

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Adam Smith

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.

Norman Cousins

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

Arthur C. Clarke

It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.

David Ormsby-Gore

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

Thomas Carlyle

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun

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

John Edward Masefield

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.

Richard David Bach
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