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
"If I am a fool then it is no misfortune, for then only one more fool will wander this Earth. Amongst the millions of mentally deranged it would barely be noticed. But what if I am not a fool, and that science itself has erred? Then the tragedy is incalculable!"viktor schauberger
The power that created the poodle, the platypus and people has an integrated sense of both comedyand tragedy.
Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have died — and that is a tragedy — I still believe that it was the right thing to do.
The establishment of the state of Israel, accomplished through the expulsion of several hundred thousand Palestinians and the immigration of several hundred thousand Jews from Africa and Asia, introduced the 'Jewish Question,' hitherto essentially a European question, into the heart of the tragedy of the Arab people of Palestine dispossessed of their space. From this irruption there arose the 'Palestinian Question.'ilan halevi
The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic.marilyn manson
Marston is a writer of great merit, who rose to tragedy from the ground of comedy, and whose forte was not sympathy, either with the stronger or softer emotions, but an impatient scorn and bitter indignation against the vices and follies of men, which vented itself either in comic irony or in lofty invective. He was properly a satirist.john marston
A tragedy can never suffer by delay: a comedy may, because the allusions or the manners represented in it maybe temporary.horace walpole
Sören Kierkegaard has another answer: human existence is possible as existence not in despair, as existence not in tragedy; it is possible as existence in faith... Faith is the belief that in God the impossible is possible, that in Him time and eternity are one, that both life and death are meaningful.Peter Drucker
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.karl marx
We see in tragedy the noblest men, after a long conflict and suffering, finally renounce forever all the pleasure of life and the aims till then pursued so keenly, or cheerfully and willingly give up life itself.Arthur Schopenhauer
I am the last man in the world to say that the succor which is given us from America is not in itself something to rejoice at greatly. But I also say that I can see more in the knowledge that America is going to win a right to be at the conference table when the terms of peace are discussed…. It would have been a tragedy for mankind if America had not been there, and there with all her influence and power.
The tragedy of marriage is that while all women marry thinking that their man will change, all men marry believing their wife will never change.len deighton
Comedy is tragedy plus time .
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. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
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