Quotes with tragedy
The history of mankind is a romance, a mask, a tragedy, constructed upon the principles of POETICAL JUSTICE; it is a noble or royal hunt, in which what is sport to the few is death to the many, and in which the spectators halloo and encourage the strong to set upon the weak, and cry havoc in the chase, though they do not share in the spoil.
Characters of Shakespeare's Plays
This is a sad time for all people. We have suffered a loss that cannot be weighed. For me, it is a deep personal tragedy. I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear. I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help -- and God's.
First public statement as President delivered upon arriving at Andrews Air Force Base on the evening of John F. Kennedy's assassination, November 22, 1963.
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.
All great historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice ... the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
I venerate van Gogh. He was a remarkable human being, a man who knew about love. His work reflects a spirit filled with light, even though his life was a tragedy in many ways.
Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy.
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.