You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.[Die Tragödie besteht darin, daß sich der Baum nicht biegt, sondern bricht.]
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.