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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Life and Living
Sholom Aleichem

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The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
Tragedies
Aristotle

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Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.
Tragedies
Antonin Artaud

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Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
Tragedies
Jacques Barzun

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The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
Life and Living
Heywood Broun

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

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Comedy is a tragedy plus time.
Humor
Carol Burnett

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The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Life and Living
Thomas Carlyle

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Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
Comedy and Comedians
Angela Carter

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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Comedy and Comedians
Charlie Chaplin

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Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
Desire
Quentin Crisp

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To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.
Opponents
Cus D'Amato

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This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
Arts and Artists
Salvador Dali

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Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Doubt
Clarence Darrow

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Life and Living
Benjamin Franklin

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

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Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Talent
Robert Half

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What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
Tragedies
William Dean Howells

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One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three.
Plays
Elbert Hubbard

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We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.
Tragedies
Aldous Huxley

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The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Science and Scientists
Thomas H. Huxley

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I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
Tragedies
Billy Joel

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Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Tragedies
D. H. Lawrence

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Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.
Tragedies
John Masefield

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Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
Purpose
Arthur E. Morgan

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun