Tragedy Quotes

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

Benjamin Franklin

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Aristotle

There's more truth in comedy than in tragedy.

Vanna Bonta

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

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Shirley Hazzard

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

Oscar Wilde

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

W. M. Lewis

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

Loren Eiseley

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

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

Humor is tragedy plus time.

Mark Twain

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

Erma Bombeck

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

Woodrow T. Wilson

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

Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

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 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.

Oscar Wilde

What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic.

Albert Camus

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Angela Carter

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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