Quotes by Jan Patocka

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Jan Patoka (June 1, 1907 - March 13, 1977) is considered one of the most important contributors to Czech philosophical phenomenology, as well as one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Having studied in Prague, Paris, Berlin and Freiburg, he was one of the last pupils of Edmund Husserl, who is considered the founder of phenomenology, and Martin Heidegger.

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The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.

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