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Milan Kundera

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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

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A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
Milan Kundera




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Quotes about existence:



Quotes for: existence

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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.”
Voltaire - Les cabales
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Existence precedes essence.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.”
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My happiness should justify existence itself!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.”
Charles Baudelaire
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Quotes for: morality:



Quotes for: morality

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We have need of morality only for want of love.”
André Comte-Sponville
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.”
Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Politics have no relation to morals.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Fear is the mother of morality.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Quotes for: knowledge:



Quotes for: knowledge

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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.”
Milan Kundera - Slowness
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Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.”
Milan Kundera - L'Art du roman
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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.”
Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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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.”
Milan Kundera
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The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.”
Milan Kundera
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The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”
Milan Kundera
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