This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797)
Contributed by: Christian
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Contributed by: Allisun
Harry Vane, Pulteney's toad-eater,
Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 1742.
Contributed by: Zaady
The whole [Scotch] nation hitherto has been void of wit and humour, and even incapable of relishing it.
Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 1778.
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel.
Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 1770.
At last some curious traveller from Lima will visit England, and give a description of the ruins of St. Paul's, like the editions of Baalbec and Palmyra.
Source: Letter to Mason, Nov. 24, 1774.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.
A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not misbecome a monarch.
Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 1774.
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