Tragedy Quotes

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.


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

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

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 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

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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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