"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic"
All death is a tragedy. In a way.
Yah but what are you going to cry over: if I told you your mother just died in a car crash or that 100 people were just killed in a bombing by ISIS
Many people would cry over both
Why would you cry over deaths of people you have no connection to what so ever and have never even seen in your life. Sure you can recognize that 100 people dying is bad. But you wouldn't feel nearly as sad as of someone close to you died.
A Stalin quote, right
A pretty pessimistic one.