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Positive Quotes about Tragedy

Let these Tragedy quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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.

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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

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

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 is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

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 merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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

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

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

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 F. Kennedy

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

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 great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help
we will wage this fight and we're going to win it.
- Michael D. Barnes

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief
in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Master calls the butterfly.
- Richard Bach

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips

Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives,
but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

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

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success.
I knew right away that I was through -
cast out.
- Jonas Salk

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell

There is no tragedy in missing a putt,
no matter how short.
All have erred in this respect.
- Walter Hagen

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

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

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

The death of one man is a tragedy.
The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.
- Edward Bond

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- Germaine Greer

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

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living
in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
- Paul Sweeney

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

I've never thought of my characters as being sad.
On the contrary, they are full of life.
They didn't choose tragedy.
Tragedy chose them.
- Juliette Binoche

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

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

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor.
The thing that really fascinated me is that through
this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
- Michael Bay

None but a poet can write a tragedy.
For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into
exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
- Edith Hamilton

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit
of our wonderful country unites as one.
- Jim Gerlach

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.
- Mark Spitz

I think art can reflect tragedy.
- John Corigliano

We just sent our condolences to the President of the
United States and the American people on what is a terrible,
terrible tragedy.
- Helen Clark

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

One of the greatest things drama can do,
at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love,
home, family, loyalty and envy.
Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley

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

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training,
I think.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
- Vivien Leigh

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

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

A popular government without popular information or
the means of acquiring it,
is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy,
or perhaps both.
- James Madison

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle

History repeats itself, first as tragedy,
second as farce.
- Karl Marx

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins

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

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me
and it shouldn't have happened.
It ruined my life and my career.
That's the tragedy of this.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

What makes America great is that we can come together
during times of national tragedy.
- Dennis Hastert

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

In tragedy every moment is eternity;
in comedy,
eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry


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