Tragedy Quotes

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

D.H. Lawrence

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.

Vaclav Havel

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

Havelock Ellis

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.

Steven Weinberg

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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Loren Eiseley

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

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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