There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
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.
There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
Disaster is a natural part of my evolution. Toward tragedy and dissolution.
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.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
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.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
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.
Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
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.
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.
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.
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