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Quote of Milan Kundera - True human goodness, in all its...


Biography - Milan Kundera:

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

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.




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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.
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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
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The best is the enemy of good.
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Quotes for: power


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Quotes about power:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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They succeed, because they think they can.
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Knowledge is power.
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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.
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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
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The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
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The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
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Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.
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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.
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What we have not chosen we cannot consider either our merit or our failure.
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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.
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The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
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