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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 novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.




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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

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




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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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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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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes about tolerance:


In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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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.
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Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.
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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
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The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.
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Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
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Quotes for: question


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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
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Why are there beings at all, and why not rather nothing? That is the question.
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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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