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 Whatever you can do or dream… It is better to be a tiger… When you want to give up…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.