Tragedy Quotes

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

Heywood Broun

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 tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

Oscar Wilde

Many younger elite Sri Lankans,especially young Tamils, have capitalised on foreign university credentials and their parents' dwindling wealth to escape from the daily stress and tragedy of life on the island.

John Richardson

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability

William Feather

The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues

Louis Wolfson

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck

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

Well, the tragedy is over. The failure is complete. I turn my head and go away. I took my share in this fight for the impossible.

Albert Camus

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

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

D.H. Lawrence

Golf is twenty percent mechanics and technique. The other eighty percent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness, and conversation

Grantland Rice

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Arnold Bennett

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

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

Oscar Wilde

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.

Dr Nathaniel Branden

It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people.

Anton Balasingham

When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.

Monica Bellucci

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

Robert Half

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy

Havelock Ellis
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