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 People may not tell you… Cherish every moment with… When you do something noble and…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.