And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera Facebook Prev Quote Next Quote Related Posts You don’t have to disrespect and… It’s not about who is real… Airports see more sincere kisses than…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.