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 Believe in yourself! Have faith in… If we could read the secret… You have to accept whatever…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.