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The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.
When we dwell on the enormity of the Second World War and its victims, we try to absorb all those statistics of national and ethnic tragedy. But, as a result, there is a tendency to overlook the way the war changed even the survivors' lives in ways impossible to predict.
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison.
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
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.
The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy.
I saw Kuwait many times before the war. I remember it as a beautiful place, full of very nice people, and it's a tragedy to see that somebody could set out to deliberately destroy a country the way the Iraqis have.
The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry A. Kissinger
The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
I feel like there are women who are genuinely born to be mothers, and women who are born to be aunties, and women who really probably not should be allowed near children. The tragedy that happens is when any one of those women ends up in the wrong category.
Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
George W. Bush
It's the great tragedy - people employed in ways that don't fully tap everything they do best in life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
Rita Mae Brown
One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don't want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it's also a parent's worst nightmare: That they won't need you. It's like the real tragedy of parenting.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Comedy is tragedy - plus time.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
B. F. Skinner
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