Ryszard Kapuscinski Quotes

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When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself.
— Ryszard Kapuscinski Granta


Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, and stumble from defeat to defeat.
— Ryszard Kapuscinski Granta

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Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind.


The so-called new Russian man is characterized by his complete exhaustion.  You may find yourself wondering if he has the strength to enjoy his new-found freedom.