Tragedy Quotes

The tragedy of Africa is that Africans are in the business of canonizing thieves and demonizing its saints.

- PLO Lumumba

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A tragedy, when a mature mind and a romantic heart are in the same body.

- Nizar Qabbani

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It is a tragedy when the church saves money instead of saving souls. We MUST spend to save.

- Reinhard Bonnke

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The greatest tragedy in life is to spend your whole life fishing only to discover it was never fish that you were after.

- Henry David Thoreau

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We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

- Woodrow Wilson

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It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.

- Claude Monet

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The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.

- F.B. Meyer

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Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.

- Martin Seligman

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

- Germaine Greer

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The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.

- Myles Munroe

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The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

- Arthur C. Clarke

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One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.

- Arthur C. Clarke

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The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.

- William Butler Yeats

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There's a thin, blurry line between humor and tragedy.

- Christopher Paul Curtis

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Christians can trust God to redeem even the greatest of tragedies and the most desperate of situations.

- Franklin Graham

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Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

- William Butler Yeats

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If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.

- Irvin D. Yalom

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If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom.

- Mark Rothko

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The tragedy of this life is not failure, but low aim.

- Benjamin E. Mays

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The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts.

- Chinmayananda Saraswati

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

- Erik Erikson

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You could wonder for hours what flowers mean, but for me, they're life itself, in all its happy brilliance. We couldn't do with out flowers. Flowers help you forget life's tragedies.

- Marc Chagall

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You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.

- Annie Proulx

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David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.

- Tom Brokaw

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When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition.

- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.

- Mario Puzo

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The cheapness of man is every day's tragedy.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is a design and a purpose for each of our lives. Living unaware of that is sad, but dying unaware of it is a tragedy.

- Lou Engle

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Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will someday end, but that most only live to follow directions and sometimes we end up totally lost.

- Alex Gaskarth

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

- Kylie Minogue

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The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.

- Aaron Allston

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Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.

- Elizabeth McCracken

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Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.

- Max Mayfield

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Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.

- Nora Roberts

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Wouldn't it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall?

- Henry Blackaby

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Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.

- Alvar Aalto

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It is perfectly possible to get what you think you want and be miserable. It's possible too, to never get it but deeply enjoy the process of trying. In this world, there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

- Oscar Wilde

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The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.

- Leon Bloy

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Giving up is the ultimate tragedy.

- Robert J. Donovan

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

- Henry A. Kissinger

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Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.

- Ted Turner

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The tragedy in sports is seeing a team beaten not by a better team, but by themselves.

- Bud Grant

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In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy.

- Peter Piot

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

- Stephen Vizinczey

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Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.

- Jim Rohn

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The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime.

- Kenneth Lay

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

- Jim Gerlach

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My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.

- Nora Ephron

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Great art is not a matter of presenting one side or another, but presenting a picture so full of the contradictions, tragedies, [and] insights of the period that the impact is at once disturbing and satisfying.

- Pauli Murray

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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

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