Archive for the ‘Great Speeches’ Category

I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work–a life’s work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So […]

Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or […]

Vaclav Havel


On July 4, 1994, Vaclav Havel, president of the Czech Republic, gave a speech which might be called a state of the times address, while standing in front of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell and receiving The Philadelphia Liberty Medal. “Today, this state of mind or of the human world is called post-modernism. For me, a […]