Tragedy Quotes

Most popular tragedy quotes

The tragedy of life is that people do not change.

change life

War's tragedy is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.

war

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

America

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

divorce

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.

ability

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

old age

Tragedy, no matter how sad, becomes boring to those not caught in its addictive caress.
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.

desire

The fact that human conscience remains partially infantile throughout life is the core of human tragedy.

conscience

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

goals

None but a poet can write a tragedy.  For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
In this world there are only two tragedies.  One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.  The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy!
Our shouting is louder than our actions,
Our swords are taller than us,
This is our tragedy.
In short 
We wear the cape of civilization
But our souls live in the stone age.

civilization