Reflection. Meekness. Responsibility.

Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel (photo credit:

In February 1990, Václav Havel – the great Czech playwright, intellectual, and dissident – made an address to the United States Congress.  Havel had been president of Czechoslovakia for only two months when he made his speech.  However, he had a lifetime of experience in living through, and responding to, different political systems.

Among his thoughts that day was the following:

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

Havel’s words are as important today as ever.

Have a good week.

More to come…


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