The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.joseph addison
Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor?not that men are wicked?but that men know so little of men.W(illiam) E(dward) B(urghardt) Du Bois
It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.
Comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
Whether the color of your skin is black, white, yellow, brown or purple -- the extent of this tragedy is so incredibly devastating that we had to do something.bert mccracken
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
Farce is nearer tragedy in its essence than comedy is.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I think she's got a wonderful stillness in her performances, so that she never seems to be acting particularly. She just brought a terrific sense of tragedy to this part, a woman who has spent her life being so contained, with almost no ability to express herself.gillian anderson
The Venezuelans ought to become inspired by the Honduran model, and strive for a change of government as soon as possible, through pacific, democratic, and constitutional means--and not just electoral--to avoid a national tragedy.
What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Heath's family.heath ledger
Short on glamour and long on tragedy.
Without underrating the hardships of our situation, the long tragedy of the unemployed, the grievous burden of taxation, the arduous and painful struggle of those engaged in trade and industry, at any rate we are free from that fear which besets so many less fortunately placed, the fear that things are going to get worse. We owe our freedom from that fear to the fact that we have balanced our budget.neville chamberlain
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.arthur c. clarke
The oppressive weight of disaster and tragedy in our lives does not arise from a high percentage of evil among the summed total of all acts, but from the extraordinary power of exceedingly rare incidents of depravity to inflict catastrophic damage, especially in our technological age when airplanes can become powerful bombs. (An even more evil man, armed only with a longbow, could not have wreaked such havoc at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.)stephen jay gould
To him boredom was a tragedy, for he had no more realization than if he had been an animal that any state he was in would ever come to an end.rebecca west
We’ll look back on this 50 to 100 years from now we’ll shake our heads and say, “What were people thinking? They took these people who were very nearly viable, just barely dysfunctional, and they put them in an oven or buried them under the ground, when there were people who could have put them into cryopreservation." I think we’ll look at this just as we look today at slavery, beating women, and human sacrifice, and we’ll say, “this was insane a huge tragedy."
I am well aware of who had the Khojaly tragedy on their conscience. And it was not the Armenian side.
The tragedy is not that nonviolence did not work against the Nazis, but that it was so seldom utilized...The churches as a whole were too docile or anti-semitic, and too ignorant of the nonviolent message of the Gospel, to act effectively to resist the Nazis or act in solidarity with the Jews.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.Henry David Thoreau
Killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.
And tragedy should blush as much to stoop To the low mimic follies of a farce, As a grave matron would to dance with girls.
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