The hope of the world lies in the rehabilitation of the living human being, not just the body but also the soul.

-Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel

All human suffering concerns each human being

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

Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it

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

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

Vaclav Havel
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.
Vaclav Havel

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?

Vaclav Havel
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. Vaclav H
Vaclav Havel

Hope is not a feeling. It is not the belief that things will turn out well, but the conviction that what you are doing makes sense, no matter how things turn out.

Vaclav Havel
Ultimately, power only really listens to power, and if government is to be improved, we must be able to threaten its existence, not merely its reputation.