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 Action may not always bring… Nothing ever goes away… Live in the present, remember…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.