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Vaclav Havel Quotes and Sayings

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

Lying can never save us from another lie.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

 

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn
out well but the certainty that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
- Vaclav Havel

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

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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.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

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

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate
and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly,
over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs
the risk of looking ridiculous;
anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
- Vaclav Havel

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

Drama assumes an order.
If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order -
a way of surprising.
- Vaclav Havel

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable
of shaking the entire structure of government,
where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
- Vaclav Havel

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

If we are to change our world view, images have to change.
The artist now has a very important job to do.
He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people,
he's really needed.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point;
only then can he look beyond it.
It is obviously impossible to get around it,
jump over it, or simply avoid it.
- Vaclav Havel

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber
in the spirit of the population,
or all the ways in which that population can surprise
us when there is the right interplay of events.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

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.
- Vaclav Havel

As soon as man began considering himself the source
of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything,
the world began to lose its human dimension,
and man began to lose control of it.
- Vaclav Havel

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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