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The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love. - W. Somerset Maugham


The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. - Heywood Campbell Broun


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. - Edith Hamilton


The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less. - Vaclav Havel


Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard. - Margaret Sackville


The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. - Henry Louis Mencken


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