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  1. Picture quote by Sayings about experience

    Wear your tragedies as armor, not shackles. ⏤ Sayings


  2. Picture quote by Robert Half about motivational

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


  3. Picture quote by Charlie Chaplin about life

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


  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about art

    Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life. ⏤ Aristotle


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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

Socrates

The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean De La Bruyere

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

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

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Mel Brooks

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.

Monica Bellucci

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.

Henry Miller

It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.

Dorothy Parker

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck

I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.

Christopher Hitchens

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

D. H. Lawrence

What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.

William Dean Howells

We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.

Aldous Huxley

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Aristotle

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

Henry A Kissinger

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

Horace Walpole

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

Albert Schweitzer

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun

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

Every tragedy contains the seeds of triumph.

Scott Sorrell

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.

John Edward Masefield

When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.

Samuel Johnson

Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

George Bernard Shaw

Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.

John Webster

I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.

Billy Joel

What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?

E. M. Cioran

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.

George Orwell

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.

Germaine Greer

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

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.

Antonin Artaud

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

The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked. We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job.

Jimmy Carr

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

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

Jean Anouilh

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

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 bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard

When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.

Stephen Vizinczey

A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.

D. H. Lawrence

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

Benjamin E. Mays

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.

Maxwell Anderson

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty.

Brenda Ueland

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.

Pierre Corneille

Life is a tragedy full of joy.

Bernard Malamud

No, no, I didn't know him. He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians.

Alan Hovhaness

The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.

George W. Bush

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.

George W. Bush

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

Bryant H. McGill

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

Walter Hagen

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

John Phillips

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

The abduction of a child is a tragedy. No one can fully understand or appreciate what a parent goes through at such a time, unless they have faced a similar tragedy. Every parent responds differently. Each parent copes with this nightmare in the best way he or she knows how.

John Walsh

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

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy.

Nicholas Sparks

There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.

George P. Baker

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.

George P. Baker

We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

Stephen Jay Gould

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon.

Jenny Weber

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people.

Simon Wiesenthal

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 Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.

Ahmed Chalabi

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.

Wislawa Szymborska

The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.

Rebecca Harding Davis

Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans to get on with their lives and we did.

Jane D. Hull

My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.

Peter Krause

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.

Douglas Hurd

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

Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.

Edward Bond

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

Jim Gerlach

Women in the service put themselves in harms way to protect us and our Nation from threats at home and abroad. The least we can do is ensure they are protected when facing a horrible tragedy.

Louise Slaughter

This new one was held for a couple months, so I guess it was better, but when we go into thinking our next record tragedy, it traditionally will probably change the distribution again and it will get held up again.

Kerry King

We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.

Alex Cox

My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.

Judy Collins

The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn't take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects.

Chris Chocola

After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means - and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything.

George Pataki

I was with somebody else at the time, who I left - one, because I didn't really want to be with that person, and two, because I felt I'd had so much tragedy I needed to go off, go crazy, and maybe live on the outside for a while.

Rose McGowan

I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.

Anne Stevenson

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible.

Jim McKay

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.

Maggie Gallagher

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.

Radha Mitchell

I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?

Lucinda Williams

I think we're in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact that we now have more people talking about it, thinking about it and working on it, so that we will be more vigilant and ready.

John Hickenlooper

If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond is going to determine whether that attack is just a tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.

Amos Oz

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.

Curt Flood

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

The calls that I have received from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the fact that there are other people that are suffering every bit as much as I am, and that our whole nation is going through a tragedy together, I think we have to think about those things.

Ted Olson

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

Robert Shea

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

Joni Mitchell

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