A dramatic poem, composed in elevated style, representing a signal action performed by some person or persons, and having a fatal issue; that species of drama which represents the sad or terrible phases of character and life.
A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more especially by unauthorized violence.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. Plato
Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. Giles Andreae
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx