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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

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




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Quotes for: existence


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Quotes about existence:


To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
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Existence precedes essence.
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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!
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.
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Quotes for: morality


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Quotes for: morality


We have need of morality only for want of love.
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
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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.

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Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.
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Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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Quotes for: knowledge


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Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
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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.
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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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