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Václav Havel Quote: “Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred.”

Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred.

— Václav Havel



Václav Havel Quote: “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.”

Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “We live in the postmodern world, where everything is possible and almost nothing is certain.”

We live in the postmodern world, where everything is possible and almost nothing is certain.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.”

Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Follow the man who seeks the truth; run from the man who has found it.”

Follow the man who seeks the truth; run from the man who has found it.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”

The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.”

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Lying can never save us from another lie.”

Lying can never save us from another lie.

— Václav Havel



Václav Havel Quote: “Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness a more humane society will not emerge.”

Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness a more humane society will not emerge.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle.”

The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “If the world is to change for the better it must start with a change in human consciousness, in the very humanness of modern man.”

If the world is to change for the better it must start with a change in human consciousness, in the very humanness of modern man.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena.”

Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Either we have hope within us or we don’t It is a dimension of the soul, and is not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the World or observation of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart.”

Either we have hope within us or we don’t It is a dimension of the soul, and is not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the World or observation of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly.”

Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.”

Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations.”

Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.”

Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “All human suffering concerns each human being.”

All human suffering concerns each human being.

— Václav Havel



Václav Havel Quote: “When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.”

When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Responsibility is something higher than my family, my country, my firm, my success. Responsibility to the order of Being, where, and only where, they will be properly judged.”

Responsibility is something higher than my family, my country, my firm, my success. Responsibility to the order of Being, where, and only where, they will be properly judged.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.”

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Ideology is a specious way of relating to the world. It offers human beings the illusion of an identity, of dignity, and of morality while making it easier for them to part with them.”

Ideology is a specious way of relating to the world. It offers human beings the illusion of an identity, of dignity, and of morality while making it easier for them to part with them.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “I am convinced that we will never build a democratic state based on rule of law if we do not at the same time build a state that is-regardless of how unscientific this may sound to the ears of a political scientist-humane, moral, intellectual and spiritual, and cultural.”

I am convinced that we will never build a democratic state based on rule of law if we do not at the same time build a state that is-regardless of how unscientific this may sound to the ears of a political scientist-humane, moral, intellectual and spiritual, and cultural.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “English is the ‘language of liberty’ for nations emerging from years of cultural oppression.”

English is the ‘language of liberty’ for nations emerging from years of cultural oppression.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost.”

Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Self-confidence is not pride. Just the contrary: only a person or a nation that is self-confident, in the best sense of the word, is capable of listening to others, accepting them as equals, forgiving its enemies and regretting its own guilt.”

Self-confidence is not pride. Just the contrary: only a person or a nation that is self-confident, in the best sense of the word, is capable of listening to others, accepting them as equals, forgiving its enemies and regretting its own guilt.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “It seems to me that one of the most basic human experiences, one that is genuinely universal and unites-or, more precisely, could unite-all of humanity, is the experience of transcendence in the broadest sense of the word.”

It seems to me that one of the most basic human experiences, one that is genuinely universal and unites-or, more precisely, could unite-all of humanity, is the experience of transcendence in the broadest sense of the word.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Human rights are universal and indivisible. Human freedom is also indivisible: if it is denied to anyone in the world, it is therefore denied, indirectly, to all people. This is why we cannot remain silent in the face of evil or violence; silence merely encourages them.”

Human rights are universal and indivisible. Human freedom is also indivisible: if it is denied to anyone in the world, it is therefore denied, indirectly, to all people. This is why we cannot remain silent in the face of evil or violence; silence merely encourages them.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “The Declaration of Independence states the the Creator gave man the right to liberty. It seems man can realize that liberty only if he does not forget the One who endowed him with it.”

The Declaration of Independence states the the Creator gave man the right to liberty. It seems man can realize that liberty only if he does not forget the One who endowed him with it.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.”

We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Ownership is not a vice, not something to be ashamed of, but rather a commitment, and an instrument by which the general good can be served.”

Ownership is not a vice, not something to be ashamed of, but rather a commitment, and an instrument by which the general good can be served.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.”

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Without the constantly living and articulated eperience of absurdity, there would be no reason to attempt to do something meaningful. And on the contrary, how can one experience one’s own absurdity if one is not constantly seeking meaning?”

Without the constantly living and articulated eperience of absurdity, there would be no reason to attempt to do something meaningful. And on the contrary, how can one experience one’s own absurdity if one is not constantly seeking meaning?

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?”

There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “I am not an optimist, because I am not sure that everything ends well. Nor am I a pessimist, because I am not sure that everything ends badly. I just carry hope in my heart.”

I am not an optimist, because I am not sure that everything ends well. Nor am I a pessimist, because I am not sure that everything ends badly. I just carry hope in my heart.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.”

Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them.”

There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.”

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Man is not an omipotent master of the universe, allowed to do with impunity whatever he thinks, or whatever suits him at the moment. The world we live in is made of an immensely complex and mysterious tissue about which we know very little and which we must treat with utmost humility.”

Man is not an omipotent master of the universe, allowed to do with impunity whatever he thinks, or whatever suits him at the moment. The world we live in is made of an immensely complex and mysterious tissue about which we know very little and which we must treat with utmost humility.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.”

Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don’t, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you.”

Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don’t, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “This is a confusing and uncertain period, when a thousand wise words can go completely unnoticed, and one thoughtless word can provoke an utterly nonsensical furor.”

This is a confusing and uncertain period, when a thousand wise words can go completely unnoticed, and one thoughtless word can provoke an utterly nonsensical furor.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “I have preserved my identity, put its credibility to the test and defended my dignity. What good this will bring the world I don’t know. But for me it is good.”

I have preserved my identity, put its credibility to the test and defended my dignity. What good this will bring the world I don’t know. But for me it is good.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.”

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “In any case, ideals are something we strive for; they are somewhere on the horizon of our efforts; they provide meaning and direction; they are not, however, static quotas that we either fulfill or do not.”

In any case, ideals are something we strive for; they are somewhere on the horizon of our efforts; they provide meaning and direction; they are not, however, static quotas that we either fulfill or do not.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.”

There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “Sober perseverance is more effective than enthusiastic emotions, which are all too capable of being transferred, with little difficulty, to something different each day.”

Sober perseverance is more effective than enthusiastic emotions, which are all too capable of being transferred, with little difficulty, to something different each day.

— Václav Havel


Václav Havel Quote: “I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.”

I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.

— Václav Havel

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