Quotes by Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel

Czech statesman, writer and former dissident

Alive from: 1936-2011

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

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    The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
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    The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
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    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.
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    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?
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    There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
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    True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?
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    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.
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