38 Tragedy Quotes

 

  • Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. – Charlie Chaplin

 

  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. – Sholom Aleichem

 

  • The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins. – Heywood Broun

 

  • Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. – Jean Racine

 

  • Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. – Robert F. Kennedy

 

  • One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else. – K.L. Toth

 

  • Tragedy is like strong acid it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth. – D. H. Lawrence

 

  • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. – Oscar Wilde

 

  • The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. – Albert Einstein

 

  • Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong, but between two different kinds of right. – Peter Shaffer

 

  • This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. – Horace Walpole

tragedy quotes

  • The tragedy is not that love doesn’t last. The tragedy is the love that lasts. – Shirley Hazzard

 

  • There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it. – George Bernard Shaw

 

  • Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature. – Joseph Addison

 

  • Tragedy makes you grow up. – Jane Campion

 

  • Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. – Robert Half

 

  • You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

  • When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness. – Stephen Vizinczey

 

  • In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst. – Oscar Wilde

 

  • It’s not the tragedies that kill us, it’s the messes. – Dorothy Parker

 

  • Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That’s really where failure comes. – Tom Cochrane

 

  • Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy. – Jacques Barzun

 

  • The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or joy. – Alan Lightman

 

  • The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. – Arthur C. Clarke

 

  • The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions. – Aristotle

 

  • The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength. – Robert Shea

 

  • Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. – Giles Andreae

 

  • The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone. – Alan Lightman

 

  • Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. – Mel Brooks

 

  • There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • The tragedy about history – personally and globally is that while we may learn it we rarely learn from it. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

 

  • A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy. – Jean Racine

 

  • The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. – Alan Lightman

 

  • A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. – Joseph Stalin

 

  • It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. – Joyce Cary

 

  • Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

  • The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. – Norman Cousins