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Biography - Milan Kundera:

Czech-born French writer.
Born: 1929
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Czech Republic

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.




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Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes

Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Wisdom leads us back to childhood.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.











Quotes for: question


Quotes

Quotes for: question


To be, or not to be, that is the question.





The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.





If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.





There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.





Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.





And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?











Quotes

Quotes for: Stupidity


What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.





Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.





There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.





If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.





When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid.











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Milan Kundera also said...


The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.





Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.





We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to comes.





What we have not chosen we cannot consider either our merit or our failure.





To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.





The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.












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